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MELODIES,

SONGS,

SAORED SONGS,

AND

Dational airs.

CONTAINING SEVERAL NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED

IN AMERICA.

BY THOMAS MOORE, ESQ.

NEW-YORK :

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GEORGE LONG,

NO. 71, PEARL-STREET.

3864

9
.349
1821

(RECAP)

PREFACE.

At the request of the Proprietors of my musical
compositions, I have revised them for publication in

all be happy to find that

numerous enough to jus-
!

in expensive experiment.
have been omitted ; one
little alteration to make
e been corrected ; and, al-
alified to act the part of a
y, I should hope that no-
live in this collection, by
of morals can suffer the
some momentary scruples
it recollecting, in addition
pular, that it had had the

1 into French by a very
learned English div.. bought the sacrifice might
appear over righteous, anu have accordingly, for the
present, indulged it with a reprieve.

It has always been a subject of some mortification
to me, that my songs, as they are set, give such a ve-
may imperfect notion of the manner in which I wish
them to be performed, and that most of that pecu-
liarity of character, which, I believe, they possess

Thonour of

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PREFACE.

At the request of the Proprietors of my musical compositions, I have revised them for publication in this collective form, and shall be happy to find that those who like my Songs are numerous enough to jus

tify the Publishers in such an expensive experiment. | A few of my earlier Ballads have been omitted ; one

or two, that required but little alteration to make them unexceptionable, have been corrected; and, altogether, though but ill qualified to act the part of a Brutus to my own progeny, I should hope that nothing has been allowed to live in this collection, by which the common-weal of morals can suffer the slightest detriment. I had some momentary scruples indeed, about one song : but recollecting, in addition to its being particularly popular, that it had had the Phonour of being translated into French by a very

learned English divine, I thought the sacrifice might 1 appear over righteous, and have accordingly, for the present, indulged it with a reprieve.

It has always been a subject of some mortification to me, that my songs, as they are set, give such a vety imperfect notion of the manner in which I wish them to be performed, and that most of that peculiarity of character, which, I believe, they possess

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