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In offering this little volume to my friends, I have to remark that the poetry at the head of each Acrostic is intended to indicate, more or less clearly, the words to be sought for; as, for instance, in No. I., “Queen Victoria,” “Royal
· Children." I have quoted from Longfellow, Tennyson, Tom Taylor, Dale, C. Tayler, A. Smith, &c. &c., and other of our best British poets—in some instances from memory; therefore the quotations may not always be verbatim. Having been obliged to take the names of towns, rivers, &c., some of which may be little known, I have added at the end of the volume a geographical list of all those referred to, which will, I hope, remove any difficulty in
I filling up the Acrostics. Any profits from the publication will be devoted to the “ Brompton Hospital for Consumption."