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(Note.The editor bas ventured upon the poblication of two little perform ances in this collection, as those of Mr. Richardson, without being altogether assured of their parent.ge. They occur ainong his papers without those dier tinguishing anarks of authowhip which were referred to in the compilation, of the rest of the volume. They uro niere trides, however, and having the noonl maana nf Mr. K. are permitted in annoar as his.)

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The Moral Sense,

On the Imagination,

Pursuit of Happiness,

· The same subject,

Jeremy Berogam and the Utilitariano,

LITERARY AND CRITICAL Classical Education,


Identity of Junias,

Defence of Poetry,

American Literature,

Floral Emblems,

Vitality of Letters,

Jeremy Bentham,

Matations of Letter,

Literary Trifting,

Poetry of Mrs. Hemanı,

The King's Secret,

The Young Duke,

Irving's Alhambn,

Swallow Barn,

Conversation with u Ambitious Student,
















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Tha compiler of this little volume, is conscious of no necessity which could call for, or prompt, an apologetic appeal to the reader, for his indulgence during its perusal. He feels contident, that, without referring particularly or even passingly to the extreme youth f its subject, and 150 circumstances under which these 'remains' were written and now make their appearance, their own merits are sufficiently marked an.' peculiar to render any such appeal unnecessary. Though the transcripts and impressions of a mind and life, scarcely yet active in their human career, and certainly, in great part, yet undeveloped, they carry with them, and upon their face, claims to the respectful consideration of all classes of readers, which may not go unregarded. They are of the true metal, and bear the stamp of a genius as beautiful and full of scent and promise as the first flower of the springtime; though, with sorrow we must add, one, which has proved more timelessly evanescent and fleeting. There may be some, however-some stern critic, too impregnable in rule, and too fettered by the exercise and dictate of an inflexible justice, to whom the germ which this volume discloses, wanting as it does in the fruition of its promise, and more than deficient in many of the essentials of a labored perfection, may seem vain and valueless. He may wonder that

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the effusions of the boy, just free from college restraints,
and tinctured deeply with its frequent pedantries and noto-
rious truisms, should be thus sedulously preserved and set
in sight. He may sneer at the revived discussion of opin-
ions, now settled down into certainty by common consent,
or repudiated and overthrown by a decision equally unani-
mous. For such an one we have little of remark. If,
familiar with the highest attributes of intellect, only, and
conscious of no humbler standard of comparative excellence,
than that which distinguishes the Apollo Belvidere, he dis-
dains the creations of all humbler artists--this little memento
is not for his examination. We look to geutler spirits—to
a more moderated measure of criticism for its destiny. We
place it in other hands-We reser to an authority, in affec-
tions more generously constituted, and a judgment higher
even than his, for its sanction and support. Nor shall we
look in vain. The intelligent sense will recognise in this
little effort to embalm the memory of a mind of high promise
stricken in the bud, an encouragement to effort in others
similarly constituted. This trophy, like that of Kirke White
and others, of our own as well as forcign countries, may
stimulate the efforts of the boy, and direct and render effec-
tive his industry. It may be, however, that reasons such as
thesc, may prove úncqual to the task of apology. The un-
bending and conscientious Procrustes, who would lop off
what is unequal in the literary measure with scrupulous
exactitude, may still object, that we have already memorials
enough, for the purposes of warning and example. If so, we
have yet another reply. We, who honor the memory
we have endeavored to preserve, have not studiously thrust
our memorials upon his sight. We have built our temple, ,
(if we may so speak,) in the secluded walks of the village
church-yard,--in the silent places of the forest—and if he

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