Legends and Lyrics: A Book of Verses: First Series

Legends and Lyrics: A Book of Verses: First Series

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Legends and Lyrics: A Book of Verses: First Series

Legends and Lyrics: A Book of Verses: First Series

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In the spring of the year 1853, I observed, as Conductor of the Weekly Journal HOUSEHOLD WORDS, a short poem among the proffered contributions, very different, as I thought, from the shoal of verses perpetually setting through the office of such a Periodical, and possessing much more merit. Its authoress was quite unknown to me. She was one MISS MARY BERWICK, whom I had never heard of; and she was to be addressed by letter, if addressed at all, at a circulating library in the western district of London. Through this channel, Miss Berwick was informed that her poem was accepted, and was invited to send another. She complied, and became a regular and frequent contributor. Many letters passed between the Journal and Miss Berwick, but Miss Berwick herself was never seen.

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