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LOSING, SEEKING AND FINDING.
BY THE AUTHOR OF
BOW GARRETTS," “ FRANK'S MADONNA," THE LATHAMS,"
To JOHN B. GOUGH, Esq.
DEAR SIR, — In granting to the introduction of this little volume the high prestige of your name, you have added one more to the many instances of kindness, for some slight acknowledge ment of which I take the present opportunity.
To your powerful and convincing eloquence, when first exerted in this country, I owe my appreciation and adoption of the principles of Total Abstinence, and the innumerable benefits therefrom resulting. Your valuable counsel and encouragement cheered and sustained me, in the first painful and uncertain steps of literary venture : to you I must ever gratefully ascribe any success I may be allowed to attain therein.
The honour permitted me, in dedicating to you the production of ny pen, while giving rise to regret that it is not more worthy of distinction, also affords the highest incentive for future efforts. As the complimentary tribute due to a name so justly famous, works far outweighing this in merit, origin, and purpose, have doubtless borne with pride a like inscription ; but assuredly none which could with greater sincerity testify to the earnest gratitude and respect of
London, March 20th, 1860.