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"The Seylark. singing as he soars, On the fresh air his carol pours,"
MODERN WRITERS ;
SOME ORIGINAL PIECES.
BY A GOVERNESS.
“No richer recompense can toil repay,
Than the young heart's warm gratitude may bring;
PRINTED FOR HARVEY AND DARTON,
In presenting this little volume to the notice of the public, I wish not to supersede any more interesting work of the kind that has a claim to priority, nor to imagine that this collection of poems is superior to many others in general use.
Having observed in most young minds a love for poetry, I have been desirous of making it a medium to inculcate the love of virtue. This has doubtless been happily effected by many who have gone before me; but as novelty is a desideratum with the young, and authors of the last century have been conned over and over again, there appeared an open field to glean from more modern writers.
I wish to take advantage of the present opportunity, most cordially to thank a few literary friends for some original contributions, and permission to insert others that had before appeared in print. By those authors whose permission I was unable to solicit, I hope to be kindly excused, on the ground of contributing to the instruction and amusement of an interesting portion of the human race, who are to form the men and women of the next generation.