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J. E. CARPENTER,
AUTHOR OF TWO THOUSAND SONGS AND BALLADS, ETC. ETC.
TO WHICH IS ADDED
TERMS USED IN POETRY.
CROWN BUILDINGS, FLEET STREET.
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B T a time when “ Handbooks of History,"
“Handbooks of Chemistry,” “ Handy Books
of the Law," and other short cuts to general knowledge or useful information, find a ready acceptance on the part of the public, the little treatise contained in the following pages may not be without its utility, or unacceptable to that large class who now, in the thousandand-one periodicals of the day, cultivate the Muses for pleasure and recreation, if with no higher aim and object.
So totally devoid of anything like even an approach to “inspired verse” are most of the effusions admitted by too willing editors, so faulty in construction and false in rhyme are most of the verses of "The Poets' Corner" and the magazine column, that the authors themselves must not unfrequently be cognizant of their deformity, when they see them reflected in the light and glare of leaded or double-leaded print.
And yet, with a little care and study, how easily might