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NEW YORK:
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,
90, 92 & 94 GRAND STREET.

1869.

63753
ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1868, by

D. APPLETON & CO.,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the

Southern District of New York.

953 Hisa 1869

TO

HON. WILLIAM H. SEWARD,

THIS VOLUME

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

AS A SLIGHT TRIBUTE OF ADMIRATION

FOR HIS

CHARACTER AND GENIUS,

BY

JAMES GRANT WILSON.

¿PREFACE.

In this volume will be found all the poetical writings of the late Fitz-GREENE HALLECK, included in previous editions, together with a score of poems which the editor has succeeded in recovering from various sources, and which are marked by the characteristic grace and melody of his most admired compositions; also several translations from the French, German, and Italian, that now appear in print for the first time. Among the pieces never before published, are a number of juvenile productions, which may be recognized by the dates appended to them. Between the earliest poem contained in this collection and the latest, a period of threescore and three years intervened. “The Tempest” was written by the handsome and happy schoolboy of fourteen, in the

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