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'Who, aiming at the shortest road to fame,
Cramp their vast genius in Acrostick name'

BURTON

LONDON

THOMAS BOSWORTH, 215 REGENT STREET

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PREFACE.

This little Book being the Sequel to a former series of similar compositions, the Editors have not thought it necessary to prefix any explanatory notice on the subject of Acrostics. Should any beginners, however, wish for instructions, they are referred to the Preface in ‘Double Acrostics by Various Authors,' where the subject is very clearly and simply explained.

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ACROSTICS.

1 Names dear to memory in England's story,

United, see her hope of future glory. 1. Sweet Princess, may thy wedded lot be blest ! 2. A lion heart is by this name expressed. 3. 'Tis in your hand, and yet ’tis in the sky. 4. It may

it may be by-and-by. 5. He seeks fresh countries each succeeding year. 6. Dark sibyl ! now thy mystic voice we hear.

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A true tale often falsely told-
Truth may be found in Fiction's mould.
1. To the young I give my gold,

Keeping silver for the old.
2. Slight the words to careless ear,

But the bitter meaning's clear.
3. Hard to do, and oft done sadly,

Gladly got-if large, most gladly.

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