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BY

REAR-ADMIRAL HERCULES ROBINSON.

Ever drifting, drifting, drifting,

On the shifting
Currents of the restless main,
Till at length in coves and reaches-

of sandy beaches
All have found repose again.

Ever drifting, drifting, drifting,

On the shifting
Currents of the restless heart,
Till at length in books recorded,

They, like hoarded
Household words, no more depart, LONGFELLOW.

PORTSEA :

T. HINTON AND CO., 80, QUEEN STREET.
LONDON: F. PITMAN, 20, PATERNOSTER ROW; AND ALL BOOKSELLERS.

1858.

203. a. 288

DOMINAT INUSITI

THIS WORK IS, BY HIS MAJESTY'S GRACIOUS PERMISSION,

RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED TO

copold, king of the Belgians,

AS AN HUMBLE TRIBUTE OF
ADMIRATION OF THE UNRIVALLED SAGACITY,
AND THE BENEVOLENCE WHICH HAVE PLACED HIS MAJESTY
IN THE PRE-EMINENT POSITION WHICH HE OCCUPIES AMONGST THE MONARCHS
OF THE EARTH, AND WHICH QUALITIES HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO ABUNDANTLY TO
THE CONTENTMENT AND PROSPERITY OF HIS OWN FLOURISHING KINGDOM,
AND ALSO AS A SLIGHT TESTIMONY OF GRATITUDE FOR THE

CONDESCENSION AND GOODNESS OF HIS MAJESTY
TOWARDS THE AUTHOR WHILST RESIDING

AT BRUSSELS.

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Notr.-In consequence of the author not being in England to watch the work in its progress through the press, many errors have unavoidably occurred-the reader will understand the difficulty consequent thereon, and pardon their appearance in the volume.

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