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AUTUMN LEAVES.

 

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A BOOK FOR THE HOME FIRESIDE

137.

AUTUMNAL SONNETS [1]

140.

THE CHILD AND THE DEW-DROPS

142.

MERCY

144.

A PLEA FOR WOMAN

147.

HOME [2]

150.

LOOK UP [3]

152.

NOTHING IS LOST

154.

LOVE

157.

THE RETURN OF PEACE

158.

SAINT CHRISTOPHER: A LEGEND [4]

160.

THE LOST ONE [5]

164.

NOT BREAD ALONE

167.

THE HOUSEHOLD DARLING [6]

169.

THE DRUMMER'S DEATH-ROLL [7]

172.

TO A BLIND POET [8]

175.

GERALDINE

176.

CHRISTMAS EVE [9]

178.

PRECIOUS TIME [10]

180.

A THOUGHT ON WAR

181.

JUDGE NOT TOO HASTILY

182.

THE HAPPY CHANGE. (A Temperance Rhyme)

184.

A VOICE FROM THE FACTORY

186.

HARVEST HYMN

188.

THE ARAB'S SONG [11]

190.

HAPPY OLD AGE

193.

MAY

196.

A SOUL IN SHADOW

198.

THE WASTE OF WAR

201.

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL [12]

203.

MY FRIENDS OF CHORLEY [13]

206.

A PRAYER FOR PEACE

208.

WHITTLE SPRINGS. (A Reminiscence) [14]

210.

HUMAN BROTHERHOOD [15]

214.

BROAD CAST THY SEED

216.

THE "NEW YEAR"

218.

HOPE AND PERSEVERANCE [16]

220.

FORGIVENESS

221.

RANDOM RHYMES

222.

AT MY WIFE'S GRAVE-SIDE

224.

THE POSTMAN

226.

THE WORKMAN TO HIS WIFE [17]

228.

THE RETURN OF SPRING

230.

THE SONGS OF THE PEOPLE [18]

232.

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EDITORIAL NOTES

BY

R. A. DUNCAN LITHGOW, LL.D.


1.    Contributed to "Eliza Cook's Journal," November 30, 1850.

2.    Contributed to "Eliza Cook's Journal," October 11, 1851.

3.    Addressed to Prince's literary friend, Mr. George Markham Tweddell, July 26, 1851.

4.    "Saint Christopher, and other Poems" was the title Prince originally proposed to bestow upon the volume afterwards published as "Autumn Leaves."

5.    Written for Mr. Thomas Syms of Tyldesley, on the occasion of the death of his wife.

6.    The child here referred to was the daughter of Mr. John Brooks of Ashton-under-Lyne.

7.    Founded on an incident recorded in Cheever's "Pilgrim in the Jungfrau." Vide "Life of Prince."

8.    James Wilson, "The Blind Traveller," author of a volume of poems, also "Annals of the Blind," etc.  Wilson enjoyed the friendship of Wordsworth, Southey, Basil Hall, etc.

9.    Contributed to "Preston Guardian."

10.   Contributed to "Eliza Cook's Journal," November 30, 1850.

11.   Contributed to "Preston Guardian."

12.   Suggested by Mr. William Kerfoot of Chorley, and written in July 1855.

13.   Written in July 1855.  This poem and "The Return of Peace" were printed as a leaflet, and sold for the benefit of the author.

14.    The above poem, with "Sunshine," and "The Palace of Art," were printed as a leaflet and disposed of for Prince's benefit.

15.    Contributed to "Oddfellows' Magazine."

16.    This lyric was not published in the first edition of "Autumn Leaves," but in the second, in 1866.

17.   These lines were originally entitled "Stanzas to my wife while both of us were in extreme poverty and trouble."  They were addressed to his second wife on the second anniversary of their wedding, a fact referred to in the first stanza, which, however, Prince omitted when the lines were published, and is not worthy of reproduction.

18.    By permission of L. C. Gent, Esq.

 



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