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EDWARD P. WESTON.
"Floriferis ut apes in saltibus omnia libant,
M DCCC XL.
The collection of this little volume was undertaken by the compiler, to occupy the leisure of a few weeks not otherwise appropriated. The design, though we believe entirely novel, needs but a word of explanation. It is a Bowdoin Book—the united offering of her poets at the shrine of the Bowdoin Muse; and presented to her Alumni as a memento of their cherished Alma Mater. A thing of local interest, and principally intended to meet the partial eye of its friends, it was not fashioned exclusively in reference to the taste, or the criticism, of the literary Public. Yet in allowing it to pass beyond the circle for which it was especially intended, we must plead guilty to the charge of believing that its appearance abroad will be respectable ;—a vanity, pardonable perhaps, in one so little removed from college life, as not to have entirely lost in the levelling of the great world, the student's peculiar regard for his own institution. We mean however, to claim for it no excellence su