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To the Reader.

The pleasing fancy conveyed in the gift of the little flower, to which the name of Forget-menot has been given, is one readily acknowledged by every heart, and in which few indeed will not acknowledge a sympathetic response at its renewal.

The Editor of the present little Volume has sought to arrange together, in its pages, such a selection as shall shadow forth that modest flower, and prove in the hands of parting friends an appropriate substitute for its emblematic offering; recalling to the distant wanderer the memory of those most dear, and whispering for each, as a faithful monitor,—Though absent,


Edinburgh, 1st May, 1846.

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