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POETRY AND PROSE:

CONSISTING OF SELECTIONS

PRINCIPALLY FROM

AMERICAN WRITERS,

AND DESIGNED FOR

THE HIGHEST CLASS IN SCHOOLS.

BY A. B. CLEVELAND, M.D.

BALTIMORE:

WILLIAM AND JOSEPH NEAL.

1832.

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ENTERED, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1832, by A. B. CLEVELAND, M. D. in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Maryland.

J. D. Toy, printer.

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PREFACE.

IN collecting the materials for the present volume, it was the design of the editor to cull the choicest pieces from the highest walks of American literature; where the gifted Poet, touched with the love of nature and of song, breathes his purest strains in celebrating the goodness of the great Author of our existence, and in the description of the grand and beautiful manifestations of his love and power, as they are spread abroad in his handy work; where Piety speaks, as one having authority, to kindle in the soul a quickening love of virtue and religion, and to awaken and make strong the kindlier affections of our nature; and where Patriotism teaches the lessons of wisdom, offers sage counsel, and swells, with deep solicitude, the note of warning,-in a word, to make a selec

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