The first edition of the "Ballads of America" having been completely disposed of, and having been complimented with flattering words from something more than a hundred periodicals and recognized critics, including the world-prized poets John G. Whittier and Oliver Wendell Holmes, the author has felt warranted in sending forth a second. The plates of all the pages hae been gone over with care for verbal and typographical improvements; and at the end of the Miscellaneous there have been added the fifteen new poems - from "A Life's Love Song" to the "Naval Ode" written for the City of Boston.
THE author of "Ballads of America" has received|
the following from the two venerated survivors
of the distinguished band of American poets
whose lives and thoughts have been almost coeval
with the century.
The names of John G. Whittier and Oliver Wendell
I have read with much satisfaction the spirited "Ballads |
of America." I like especially the "Coast Guard" and the
tribute to John Boyle O'Reilly.
| Truly thy friend,|
JOHN G. WHITTIER.
296 Beacon STREET, Boston|
May 25, 1891.
Mr Dear Mr. O'Meara: -|
I am almost afraid to compliment you on your fresh and
Believe me, dear Mr. O'Meara,
Very truly and cordially yours,
|| OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES.
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