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THE POET'S DAUGHTER.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

JOHN MACRONE, 3, ST. JAMES'S SQUARE.

MDCCCXXXVII.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

JOHN MACRONE, 3, ST. JAMES'S SQUARE.

MDCCCXXXVII.

LONDON:

THOMAS CURSON HAXSARD, PATERXOSTER-ROW.

PREFACE.

I AM told that I must write a Preface

and never was mortal in a more pitiable pre

dicament than I am, in consequence of this

necessity! I neither know what to say or who

to address !—But, as “ l'appetit vient en man

geant" I trust that ideas may flow as I write.,

If I plead youth and inexperience as an excuse

for my numerous errors, I shall be told that

I had no business to turn Authoress.

If I

crave the kind indulgence of reviewers, they

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