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f. 1868

POETICAL WORKS

OF

WILLIAM WORDS WORTH.

Jn fide Wolumes.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

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TO

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,

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