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Master F.S. Davenport, with the best wishes for his heffiness and success from his
friend. Ion Feb. 11.1852. Boston,
Boston School Edition.
WILLIAM COWPER, ESQ.
FOR THE USE OF
SCHOOLS AND ACADEMIES.
THE history of the following production, is briefly this: A lady, fond of blank verse, demanded a poem of that kind from the author, and gave him the Sofa for a subject. He obeyed; and, having much leisure, connected another subject with it; and pursuing the train of thought to which his situation and turn of mind led him, brought forth, at length, instead of the trifle which he at first intended, a serious affair—a Volume.