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LONDON:
HATCHARD AND CO. 187 PICCADILLY,

Booksellers to H. R. H. the Princess of Máles.

1868.

268. e. 63.

*** The proceeds of the Sale of this little Book are devoted to lessening the Debt upon a School lately built in a poor district of a Parish (enigmatically described in the Preface), into which London is now overflowing at the rate of a thousand souls per annum.

June 1868.

PREFACE.

WHERE ERST, BENEATH THE OAKEN SHADE,

A KING* SOUGHT RECREATION,
HAS HAMLET, VILLAGE, TOWN OBEYED

THE LAWS OF POPULATION.

THE OAKS LONG SINCE HAD YIELDED GROUND

TO FABRICS MORE PROSAIC,
WHEN IN A CORNER ONCE I FOUND

THIS PIECE OF QUEER MOSAIC;

OAK APPLES' FROM THE ANCIENT GROVE

THEY SEEMED TO ME THE FINDER;
SO STRAIGHT I SENT THE TREASURE-TROVE
TO PUBLISHER AND BINDER.

D. Y.

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Double Agrosties.

ADVICE TO THE GENTLE READER.

Let Alexander use his sword,
Thy patience reaps its sure reward.

1. An English river.
2. An English hero.
3. Not an English custom.
4. In England's mint.
5. An un-English title.

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Part, twinkling waves, bend, pliant oar,
While shouts resound from shore to shore,

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