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First Edition, 1870.
PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN
MOST REVEREND R. C. TRENCH, D.D.
LORD ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.
MY DEAR LORD ARCHBISHOP,
When I asked leave to dedicate to you this Edition of Cowper's Poems,
I wished to express, in the only way that lies in my power, my gratitude for past
kindnesses, and for all that I have learned from you.
But, independently of thesc
feelings, I know that all readers of this volume will recognize a fitness in the offering for your acceptance the Works of one whose writings were so natural
and pure and good, and whose command of his mother-tongue was so complete.