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In the Preface to the Collection of Mr. Hood's Poetry published last year, it was intimated that if the reception of those volumes should justify such a step, they would be followed by a volume composed of the more thoughtful pieces in his Poems of Wit and Humour.
In the selection of these pieces, no recourse has been had to the publication called Hood's Own. That work was itself a selection, made by Mr. Hood; and it is believed that what would have been his own wish is best consulted, by leaving its intermingled verse and prose in the places there assigned to them by their author.