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The Riverside Press, Cambridge, Mass., U. S. A.
THIS edition of In Memoriam was planned more than ten years ago, and much of the work upon it was done at that time. Other duties and engagements have delayed its completion until now.
For the "various readings " I have been largely indebted to a copy of the first English edition of the poem given me in 1884 by my friend, Dr. F. J. Furnivall, of London, in which most of them had been recorded by him. I have carefully collated this and all the more recent editions accessible to me, and hope that no variation in the texts has escaped me.
My indebtedness to Genung, Gatty, Davidson, and other commentators is duly acknowledged in the Notes. To the teacher and the critical student these works are indispensable.
CAMBRIDGE, July 15, 1895.