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LATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, PRESIDENCY COLLEGE, CALCUTTA;
BOOKS IV. AND V., "COWPER'S SHORTER POEMS," ETC.
NEW YORK: THE MACMILLAN COMPANY
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GLASGOW: PRINTED AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS BY
ROBERT MACLEHOSE AND CO.
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In the arrangement of this volume my aim has been to present the poems in the chronological order of their first publication. The text is that of the Aldine Edition, with revisions. Thus, for example, I have substituted the spellings flageolet for flagelet at page 35, line 9, and frise for frize at page 45, line 6; I have amended the rhyme by reading lend for lead at page 24, line 14, and the rhythm by reading wedged for wedg’d at page 45, line 6; and I have made a number of corrections in the punctuation, such as the omission of the comma after “ returns" at the end of line 47 of Caroline.
My cordial thanks are due to my friend, Mr. James A. Aldis, late Headmaster of Queen Mary's School, Walsall, who reviewed the whole of the proofs, making several useful suggestions, and who gave me much valuable help in the preparation of the General Introduction.
W. T. W.