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TO WHICH IS ADDED
An INQUIRENDO Into the WIT &
Other Good Parts of HIS LATE MAJ-
ESTY KING CHARLES the Second

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BOSTON
Printed for Copeland and Day

69 Cornhill 1897

COPYRIGHT

BY COPELAND AND DAY

TO BLISS CARMAN

A patrin, according to Romano Lavo-Lil, is “a Gypsy trail : handfuls of leaves or grass cast by the Gypsies on the road, to denote, to those behind, the way which they have taken.” Well, these wild dry whims are patrins dropped now in the open for our tribe ; but particularly for you. They will greet you as you lazily come up, and mean: Fare on, and good luck love you to the end! On each have I put the date of its writing, as one might make memoranda of little leisurely adventures in prolonged fair weather; and you will read, in between and all along, a record of pleasant lonely paths never very far from your own, biggest of Romanys! in the thought-country of our common youth.

Ingraham Hill, South Thomaston, Maine,

October 19, 1896.

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