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VERSE AND PROSE COMPLETE
Memorial-Zutroduction : Essay on Life and critings :
FIFTEEN ORIGINAL PHOTO-CHROMO-LITHS AND FAC-SIMILES :
REV. ALEXANDER B. GROSART,
ST. GEORGE's, BLACKBURN, LANCASHIRE,
&c. &c. &c.
In the outset you were kind enough spontaneously to express your interest in my work on the Worthies that form the (now) goodly Series of my privately-printed books : and successively I owe you many suggestive and pleasantlyworded letters, that came as so much sunlight into my study. By a gratifying coincidence too, while I was busied in preparations for it, you honoured me with your counsel to include Henry Vaughan's
secular' as well as “sacred' Poetry in the Fuller Worthies’ Library. I was overjoyed to find my own decision confirmed by one whose judgment and taste few will challenge.
I have now the pleasure to offer you Vols. Ist and IIIrd.—first of Prose and Verse respectively,– and in the Autumn I hope to add Vols. IId. and IVth.– Verse and Prose—so making a complete collective edition of the Works of the Silurist: and your approbation of what I have tried to do