The Poetical Works of Andrew Steel: Respectfully Inscribed (by Permission) to the Right Hon. the Earl of Home (Classic Reprint)

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IN again bringing under the notice of a discerning public, the following sheets of my leisure and happiest hours, I humbly beg to solicit their sympathy and indulgence towards my literary efforts, as none, I candidly assure my friends and supporters, can be more sensitively alive to, or conscious of, his own weaknesses or shortcomings, than I am of mine. Still, I am far from being without the laudable feelings, both of ambition and hope, in reference to these effusions of my private pastime, many of which, I am certain, will be warmly and intelligently appre ciated, as they have been long well known, and most favourably reviewed, by many, who, in every respect, were amply qualified for the task. The attentive and observant reader will, I flatter myself, be gratified to observe many very material corrections and improve ments in several of the old and familiar subjects, as.

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