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In Five Columes.
LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,
SIR GEORGE HOWLAND BEAUMONT, BART.
MY DEAR SIR GEORGE,
ACCEPT my thanks for the permission given me to dedicate these Volumes to you.—In addition to a lively pleasure derived from general considerations, I feel a particular satisfaction; for, by inscribing these Poems with your Name, I seem to myself in some degree to repay, by an appropriate honour, the great obligation which I owe to one part of the Collection-as having been the means of first making us personally known to each other. Upon much of the remainder, also, you have a peculiar claim,