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FRANCIS TURNER PALGRAVE

LATE FELLOW OF EXETER COLLEGE, OXFORD

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STANFORD LIBAR

Hic nullus labor est, ruborque nullus:
Hoc iuvit, iuvat, et diu iuvabit.

London

MACMILLAN AND CO.

AND NEW YORK

1888

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8214

H56clip

705444

First printed, May 1877. Reprinted, October 1877, 1880, 1884, 1888.

TO THE LADY

BEATRIX MAUD CECIL

My dear Maud:

This selection, over which I have

hesitated for many months, has been made in the hope of rendering a poet, hitherto little known in proportion to his charm and his deserts, accessible to readers in general. Herrick's merits may be said to have placed him beyond the sympathy of his own age; his blemishes, beyond that of later times. he was eminent for the felicity with which he united natural gifts to mastery over his beautiful art: and, from this happy union, unlike the majority of his contemporaries, he may be still listened to with

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