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In this day of poetical selections, it may be thought that every possible want is supplied, and that no room is left for any addition to this already numerous class of publications. Many of these are unquestionably of approved and varied character,yet, some circumstances connected with the education of youth, united to an earnest desire to please and benefit this interesting part of the community, have led to the publication of another small volume; which, with a feeling of diffidence, is now offered to the public. Great pains have been taken in gathering such flowers of perfume and sweetness as will not quickly fade, and it is hoped that this little

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