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"Prepare! prepare for your voyage!" exclaimed he: "The steamboat is actually in sight! I see a long curly volume of smoke ric: into the air!"

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ndon: Tuliam Darton, 58. Holborn Hill 7 Month, 12. 1824.

CONVERSATIONS

ON

POETRY:

INTENDED FOR

THE AMUSEMENT AND INSTRUCTION

OF

OHILDREN.

BY THE AUTHOR OF THE “ BUXTON DIAMONDS," &c.

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WILLIAM DARTON, 58, HOLBORN TILL.

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G. SMALLFIELD, Printer, Hackney. CONVERSATIONS ON POETRY.

To the

eye of taste, Nature, in all her beautiful varieties, presents a delightful picture.

In summer every thing around us looks gay and lovely; the sky is generally blue and unclouded; the fields are clothed with verdure; the foliage of the trees is of the brightest green; the flowers expand their blossoms and scent the air with their fragrance; the hay-makers appear busily engaged in the fields; the whetting of the scythe is heard in the distance; the loaded waggon is seen slowly approaching the already wellstored rick-yard of the farmer; the birds sing songs of joy in every tree, and nature appears smiling and happy.

Autumn succeeds to 'summer:-and who does not hail with emotions of plea

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