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“ Search narrowly the lines !-Do not forget
EDGAR ALLAN POE
280. k. 18. *
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,
1. Suddenly stopped.
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.
Page 132, line 4 from bottom, for meadows, fear, read meadows fair,
For all good students of Acrostic lore
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;
That queen of beauty bright.
She fears no hostile power;
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.