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To William Hamilton, Esq., H.B.M. Consul, Boulogne; William Dacres Adams, of Bowdon, Esq.; Thomas Roscoe, Esq.; James Murray M‘Culloch, of Ardwell, Esq. ; William Moxon, Esq. ; Ralph Stevenson, Esq.; Robert Carruthers, Esq.; Mr. B. B. Wiffen ; A. A. Watts, Esq,; William Coulson, Esq.; E. J. Spry, Esq.; and many other friends of the Poet, I am indebted for letters, reminiscences, manuscripts, and personal information. I have also to acknowledge various communications, from Mrs. W. Alfred Hill, Mr. Alexander Campbell, and Mr. Archibald Campbell, the Niece and Nephews of the Poet.
CONTENTS OF VOL. I.
College days—Third Session-Correspondence Thomson-Fourth Session
-Family Affairs --Letter to Mr. Thompson-- Three Prizes—Prepara-
“ Pleasures of Hope" sold to Mundell-Literary disappointments—Improved
views-Brougham on Porisms- Poem announced - Dugald Stewart,
The Queen of the North-A fragment-His friends and residence in Edin-
burgh-Family affairs-Judaic loan-Prospects—“The Mobiade" an