The Editor and Publishers have to acknowledge the
courtesy of various Authors and Publishers in allowing them to
include in this collection numerous pieces which are Copyright.
Amongst others, may be more particularly noted, the Poems by
Mrs. Howitt, Mrs. Duncan, and Thomas Miller. Many of these
contributions to the Literature of Hymns and Rhymes lay
scattered through a variety of books too numerous to fall
within the limits of most juvenile libraries. The permission
to reprint, which has been kindly given, thus enables the
Editor to carry out her design of making this volume a
comprehensive collection of "the Children's Favourites."