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YOUNG LADY'S

BOOK OF POETRY.

THE

YOUNG LADY'S BOOK

OF

ELEGANT POETRY;

COMPRISING

SELECTIONS FROM THE WORKS

BRITISH AND AMERICAN POETS.

BY THE AUTHOR OF

“THE YOUNG MAN'S OWN BOOK."

Philadelphia:
KEY & BIDDLE, 23 MINOR STREET.

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Entered according to the act of Congress, in the year 1835, by Key & BIDDLE, in the clerk's office of the district court of the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

Stereotyped by John Fagan.....Philadelphia.

PREFACE.

In making a collection of elegant extracts for the use of Young Ladies, the author has endeavoured to adhere to the following principles :

In the first place, he has sought for such pieces as possessed a high character of moral beauty and refinement, conveying, in general, some direct lesson of truth illustrative of the duties which we owe to our Creator, our neighbour, or ourselves; or descriptive of the wonders displayed in the works of creation."

In the next place, he has endeavoured to present fair specimens of the Classical Poets of our language, such as display the peculiarities of their style of thought and expression.

Thirdly, it has been his design to offer such pieces as seem to have some peculiar fitness for the perusal of young ladies, illustrating those principles and objects in

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