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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1863, by
HOBART & ROBBINS,
This edition of the Complete Poetical Works of Thomas Campbell possesses some advantages, it is believed, over any one hitherto published.
It contains a very full Memoir, compiled from the life and letters of the poet, edited by Dr. Beattie, long his most intimate friend, and his literary executor; and from the Reminiscences of Mr. Cyrus Redding, who was for some ten years associated with Campbell in editing the New Monthly Magazine.
The poems collected in the Moxon editions are given from the text, and according to the arrangement approved by the author. To these we have added fifty poems, some of which are hardly surpassed by the best of his acknowledged lyrics, and all of which are worthy of a permanent place in his works. For many of these we have been indebted to Dr. Beattie. Some we have copied from the pages of the New Monthly Magazine. The translations from the Italian are from the Life of Petrarch, by the poet. Other poems have been authenticated by a list prepared by Mr. Redding whilst he was assisting Campbell in editing the first complete edition of his works, in 1828. A more particular reference to the source of each poem will be found in the notes.
The engraved head prefixed to the volume is a faithful likeness of the poet in his early years; and the full-length pen-and-ink sketch, which represents him in the ease and undress of his study, is said to convey a correct impression of his appearance in advanced life.
The Poet's Wife. - Lodgings at Pimlico. — Application to Literature. — Birth of a Boy.
Lectures again before the Royal Institution. – Visits Germany to revise and extend
Accounts with his Publisher. - The Metropolitan. — Anecdote of Rogers. - St. Leon-