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WITH A MEMOIR.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1854, by
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massa
One Hundred copies printed.
In this reprint of Herrick's Poems we have followed, in most respects, the Edition published by Pickering in 1846, which is a nearly exact copy of the First Edition of the Hesperides, issued in 1648. We have, however, endeavoured to render these volumes easier reading by rectifying the absurd punctuation; and by modernizing the print in respect to capital and italic letters preserving, of course, in all cases the original spelling. A very few unusual words have been explained in foot-notes. In cases where the text seemed suspicious, we have referred to the First Edition, and have thus been enabled to correct a few trifling mistakes ; but that edition was very carelessly printed, (as the Poet himself complains,) and some passages are probably still corrupt.