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THE NEW YORK
PUBLIC LIBRARY
476789 A

ASTOR, LENOA AND
TILDEN POP. DATIONS

1950 L

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1844,

By WM. H. C. HOSMER,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Northern District of

New-York.

D. NOYT, Printer,
No. 6 State-street, Rochester

SONNET DEDICATORY.

Thou hast been, sire, my guardian and my guide,

And therefore it is meet that unto thee

The few stray leaves should dedicated be Which I commit to Fortune's changeful tide : Thy voice aroused me from desponding mood,

When pale with letter'd toil, as trumpet blast, Heard in the watch of midnight, sendeth blood Through veins of startled warrior warm and fast.

In Europe's worn-out world I have not sought Heroic theme, but in my native vale,

Moved by the red man's legendary tale, Perchance from Nature's altar-flame have caught

One kindling spark-and, Father, if my strain Win word of praise from thee, I have not sung in vain.

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