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BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
The liiverside Press, Cambridge

1886

KARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
047*172

Copyright, 1883,
BY HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & Co.

All rights reserved.

The Riverside Press, Cambridge:
Electrotyped and Printed by H. 0. Houghton & Co.

PREFACE TO NEW EDITION.

As another edition of “ Voices” is called for, the occasion is improved to add further selections, in order to make the book more valuable.

One of the earliest letters of high commendation of the first edition came from Mr. Wendell Phillips. He said, however, that two of his favorite poems were not in the book : "Flush," by Mrs. Browning, and "The Dog and Water-Lily,” by Cowper. The compiler supposed that the first was there, but he then found that in some way it had failed to appear.

Of course both are in the enlarged edition. It is delightful now to recall the glowing words of Mr. Phillips.

A word of grateful acknowledgment is also due to Editors for unsought and most generous words of approval, where approval was most prized. To selections from Milton, Shakespeare, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Cowper, Longfellow, Bryant, Whittier, Lowell, and Dr. Holmes are now added others from the same poets and from many others. Additions of peculiar interest will be found from Thomson, Byron, Coleridge, Browning,

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