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PROFESSOR IN YALE COLLEGE,

and books we know
Are a substantial world, both pure and good;
Round these, with tendrils strong as flesh and blood;
Our pastime and our happiness will grow.

NEW YORK:

CHARLES SCRIBNER & CO.

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THIS VOLUME

IS INSCRIPED BY THE AUTHOR

TO HIS HONORED FRIEND,

MISS MARY LUCAS HILLHOUSE,

WHOSE LONG AND USEFUL LIFE

HAS BEEN'ENTHUSIASTICALLY DEVOTED

TO BOOKS AND READING;

AND NONE THE LESS WISELY AND EFFICIENTLY,

TO THE MANY GOOD OBJECTS

WHICH HAVE ENLISTED

HER WOMANLY SYMPATHIES

AND HER SAGACIOUS BENEVOLENCE.

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