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ENIGMAS,

WITH

POETICAL DESCRIPTIONS

Selected principally from British Poets.

BY

MRS. ALEXANDER GORDON.

LONDON:

1866.

280.j. bs,

CASSELL, PETTER, AND GALPIN, BELLE SADVAGE WORKS,

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PREFACE.

In offering this little volume to my friends, I have to remark that the poetry at the head of each Acrostic is intended to indicate, more or less clearly, the words to be sought for; as, for instance, in No. I., “ Queen Victoria,” “ Royal Children.” I have quoted from Longfellow, Tennyson, Tom Taylor, Dale, C. Tayler, A. Smith, &c. &c., and other of our best British poets—in some instances from memory; therefore the quotations may not always be verbatim. Having been obliged to take the names of towns, rivers, &c., some of which may be little known, I have added at the end of the volume a geographical list of all those referred to, which will, I hope, remove any difficulty in filling up the Acrostics. Any profits from the publication will be devoted to the “ Brompton Hospital for Consumption.”

KATE GORDON.

Hamble-le-Rice, Southampton.

March, 1866.

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