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PREFACE

TO THE FIRST EDITION.

Most of the following poems have been already printed. The longest, entitled “The Ages," was published in 1821, in a thin volume, along with about half a dozen others now included in this collection. With a few exceptions, the remainder have since appeared in different publications, mostly of the periodical kind. The favour with which the public have regarded them, and of which their republication in various compilations seemed to the author a proof, has induced him to collect them into a volume. In preparing them for the press, he has made such corrections as occurred to him on subjecting them to a careful revision. Sensible as he is that no author had ever more cause of gratitude to his countrymen for the indulgent estimate placed by them on his literary attempts, he yet cannot let this

go forth to the public without a feeling of apprehension that it may contain things which did not de

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serve admission, and that the entire collection may not be thought worthy of the generous and partial judgment which has been passed upon some of the separ

ate poems.

New-York, January, 1832.

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The Ages,
To the Past,
Thanatopsis,
The Lapse of Time,
To the Evening Wind,
Forest Hymn,
The Old Man's Funeral,
The Rivulet,
The Prairies,
Earth,
To the Apennines,
The Knight's Epitaph,
Seventy-Six,
The Living Lost,
The Strange Lady,
The Hunter's Vision,
Catterskill Falls,
The Hunter of the Prairies,
The Damsel of Peru,
Song of Pitcairn's Island,
Rizpah,
The Indian Girl's Lament,
The Arctic Lover,
The Massacre at Scio,
Version of a fragment of Simonides,
The Greek Partisan,
Romero,.
Monument Mountain,

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