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BIRDS AND FLOWERS,

AND

OTHER COUNTRY. THINGS.

NEW YORK

BY

MARY HOWITT.

BOSTON:

WEEKS, JORDAN & COMPANY.

1839.

61301

PUBLIC LIBRARY
652869

ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS,

R

1913

L

MEM AORK

MARDEN & KIMBALL, PRINTERS,

No. 3 School Street.

PREFACE.

THIS Volume has been written literally among Birds and Flowers, and has been my pleasant occupation through the last summer

months; and row it is completed, my ear

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nest wish is, that it may convey to many a heart a relish for the enjoyment of quiet,

country pleasures; a love for every living creature, and that strong sympathy which must grow in every pure heart for the great human family.

WEST END COTTAGE, ESHER,

SEPTEMBER 28.

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JOHN HENRY

AND

WILLIAM GODFREY HOWITT,

THESE POEMS,

SOME OF WHICH THEY WERE THE FIRST TO READ AND APPROVE,

ARE INSCRIBED

BY

THEIR AFFECTIONATE AUNT.

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