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Notes and Queries, Number 235, April 29, 1854

A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc.

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1854
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,640 / 79 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.5
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 560
Added to site: 2010.02.23
mnybks.net#: 26749
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Periodical
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, fair Liberty Shall reign, queen of the Seas, and lady of The Isles; nay, sovereign of the world's repose. And Peace! In her a mighty genius shall Arise, of high ethereal mould, great in Renown, sublime, superior far to praise Of sublunary man--or Fame herself. Though blind to all things here on earth below, The heav'ns of heav'ns themselves shall he explore, And soar on high with strong, with outstretched wings! There sing of marvels not to be conceived, Express'd, or thought by any but himself!"

This curious production is avowedly from the other side of the Tweed, and I would ask if its paternity is known to any of your antiquarian correspondents there or here.

The Fragment is preceded by a very remarkable Preface, containing "some reasons why this little piece has thus been thrown off in such a loose and disorderly manner;" among which figure the desire "to disperse a parcel of them gratis,--because they are, perhaps, worth nothing; that nobody may pay for his folly but himself; that, if his

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