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Search narrowly the lines !-Do not forget
The trivialest point, or you may lose your labour"

EDGAR ALLAN POE

LONDON
THOMAS BOSWORTH, 215 REGENT STREET

1866

280. k. 18. *

LONDON PRINTED BY SPOTTISWOODE AND CO.

NEW-STREET SQUARE

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PREFACE.

The favourable reception given to the last year's volume of Acrostics has encouraged the Editors to prepare another selection, which they hope will be found as attractive as its predecessor. The only variety they have to offer is the “Triple Acrostic," in which, besides the words formed from the initials and finals, a third word will be found, composed of the central letters in the different parts.

A short and easy example is subjoined.

Three common quadrupeds are we,
The largest in the middle see.

1. Suddenly stopped.
2. An Italian poet.
3. The frost is going.

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The Editors take this opportunity to offer their sincere thanks to the various friends and correspondents, known and unknown, who have kindly furnished them with contributions.

A. E. H.

December, 1865.

Erratum.

Page 132, line 4 from bottom, for meadows, fear, read meadows fair,

ACROSTICS.

For all good students of Acrostic lore
Is gathered here, with care, a goodly store ;

Give it a kindly welcome as before. 1. We hope it will await our little book, 2. If all our friends do this by word and'look. 3. This you must be, if you should oft intend, 4. To find a word where these begin and end. 5. Let this be good towards the undersigned, 6. Who strive to chase this from each reader's mind.

A. E. H.

Behold two royal emblems

Of loveliness and might;
Yet she recalls sad warfare-

That queen of beauty bright.
Now, pride of England's garland,

She fears no hostile power;
A savage king beside her stands,

The guardian of the flower. 1. The faithful wife with sorrow-blinded eyes; 2. The Indian stoic neither weeps nor sighs; 3. The rockyisle from whence the blind man came; 4. The hermit who deemed friendship but a name.

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