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1871.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY

LIBRARY
JUN 1943

1 Then the Samuel Henshaw Collection

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871,

BY JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL,
in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

UNIVERSITY PRESS : Welch, Bigelow, & Co.,

CAMBRIDGE.

PREFATORY NOTE.

MY

Y former volume of Essays has been so kindly

received that I am emboldened to make another and more miscellaneous collection. The papers here gathered have been written at intervals during the last fifteen years, and I knew no way so effectual to rid my mind of them and make ready for a new departure, as this of shutting them between two covers where they can haunt me, at least, no more. I should have preferred a simpler title, but publishers nowadays are inexorable on this point, and I was too much occupied for happiness of choice. That which I have desperately snatched is meant to imply both the books within and the world without, and perhaps may pass muster in the case of one who has always found his most fruitful study in the open air.

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