Looking Preface to the 1829 Miscellaneous Poem volume II by Noah Heath
If the Author were disposed to avail himself of a hacknied prefatory phrase, he might inform the public that his friends have often solicited him to usher a second volume of his little effusions into the world. Although it is hard to resist the request of friendship, such requests alone, do not, in the Author’s view, furnish sufficient reason for taking such a step. He is aware that the fondness and over-partiality of friends, are, under these circumstances, too often a “glare”
“That leads to bewilder; and dazzles to blind.”
At the same time he does not affect to deny that the solicitsations of friends have had some influence with him in his present undertaking: for who is proof against the opinions of others, when those opinions are favourable to himself’! The principal reason why he again comes before the public and on which he grounds his hope of success, is the flattering reception which his first volume of Miscellaneous Poems met with, published a few years ago.
Of the poetic merit of the following little pieces it would ill become the Author to speak. He may just however that
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