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CONTAINING

SKETCHES OF LIFE,

COMPOSITIONS, ESSAYS,

DISPUTATIONS, POEMS, ETC.

BY SEABRED DODGE PRATT, ESQ.

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AUBURN:
HENRY OLI PHANT, PRINTER.

1852.

THE NE. YORK
PUBLIC LIBY

5740793

ASTOR, LLAX AND
TILDEN YOUTDATIONS

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by

S. D. PRATT, In the Clerk's Office of the Northern District of New York.

DEDICATION

TO THE REV. A. C. LATHROP.

Senen Gahle - Jan 23,5

There is a story, which you may have seen,
About a duck which was a little green,
That floated on a pond one pleasant night,
Saw there a star upon the water bright,
Plunged deeply for it through the liquid flood,
And run its head some inches in the mud.
The moral of this tale you well may ken,
Its application both to books and men;
The question now before you, seems to be,
Will this apply to Inklings and to me?
The book was written, little at a time,
Some parts of it in boyhood's sunny clime,
Before I well had learned to scan a rhyme;
The verse was chiefly written since the chime
Of English bards fell sweetly on the ear,
And sense and sound combined the heart to cheer.

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