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Fifth Edition, Fcap. 8vo. cloth, 5s. Morocco, 10s. 6d.

LEGENDS AND LYRICS.

BY ADELAIDE ANNE PKOCTEB.

First Volume.

Opinions Of The Pkess. "The tenderness, the devotional feeling, and the resigned sadness, which characterize her poems, are not uncommon in the writings of Englishwomen; but the " Legends and Lyrics" possess the rarer merits of just thought and of natural fancy, and of language always graceful and correct, while in some passages it may be called felicitous. If the author devotes herself to the career on which she has entered, she may probably attain a high reputation; and even at present there is only one living poetess with whom she ought to fear competition."—

Saturday Review.

"This is no make-believe book. It entitles Miss Procter to a place of her own among those who sing out of the fulness of a thoughtful heart, and not merely because they have the restless brain and glib tongue of the mocking-bird."—Aihenceum.

"This modest 'Book of Verses' by a poet's daughter is remarkable for its simplicity and truth."—Examiner.

"Miss Procter inherits those lyrical graces of her father, which, fortunately for a community which at length is learning to sing, have been more or less felt by all the world. Like him, too, she feels for the poor, and can sing of their rights, as he did long before he was followed in the same admirable direction by the admirable Thomas Hood, the requote having been given, perhaps to both, by Charles Lamb, in his verses on the different funerals of rich and poor."—Leader.

LONDON: BELL AND DALDY, 186, ELEET STREET.

LEGENDS AND LYRICS.

SECOND VOLUME.

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