Henry O'Meara Ballads of America

To:

OLIVER WENDELL HOLMES

IN WHOSE UNIQUE INDIVIDUALITY

THE GRACES OF

SCIENCE, WIT, AND POESY

UNITE WITH

RIVALLING YET MUTUALLY ENHANCING CHARMS

Decoration

PRELUSIVE

IF prelusive prose annexed to proemial verse
be not a vestibule too bold for this modestly
proportioned volume, a line of acknowledgment
here may be admissible. The hymns and songs
cannot now be claimed as of first presentation,
the former, with the musical compositions, having
been produced from tbe press of Roeder, at
Leipsic, and, with the latter, issued in the sheet
music form by an American house. It is grateful
also to add an acknowledgment of the flattering
comments and substantial guarantees received
from gentlemen whose places in literature and
public life would alone be sufficient to warrant
this publication, and particularly of the kindly
 
Decoration
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