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of “ Poems and Lancashire Songs,” is of universal popularity in the district where the Lancashire phrases used are understood, and the true poetry which it contains renders it worthy of world-wide fame.

It is hoped that no apology is required for the lyrical pieces here quoted ; all of them are of high merit as poetical compositions, apart from their lyric character.

The compiler sincerely trusts, that the pleasure he has found in his researches to make these selections, may be reflected on the readers of the book.

Choice Poems & Lyrics.

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