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MELODIES,

SONGS,

SAORED SONGS,

AND

Dational airs.

CONTAINING SEVERAL NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED

IN AMERICA.

BY THOMAS MOORE, ESQ.

NEW-YORK :

PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY GEORGE LONG,

NO. 71, PEARL-STREET.

3864

9
.349
1821

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PREFACE.

At the request of the Proprietors of my musical compositions, I have rovimeti

his hard to thyron gran,

it well;

eftone
And card."

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y tone, te mundeseros rekong grare -

Thy thens, the fonts of lll.

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Chonour of being translated into French by a vy learned English divine, I thought the sacrifice might appear over righteous, and have accordingly, for the present, indulged it with a reprieve. It has always been a subject of some mortification that

my songs, as they are set, give such a ve- * sry imperfect notion of the manner in which I wish them to be performed, and that most of that peculiarity of character, which, I believe, they possess

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PREFACE.

At the request of the Proprietors of my musical compositions, I have revised them for publication in this collective form, and shall be happy to find that those who like my Songs are numerous enough to justify the Publishers in such an expensive experiment. A few of my earlier Ballads have been omitted ; one or two, that required but little alteration to make them unexceptionable, have been corrected ; and, altogether, though but ill qualified to act the part of a Brutus to my own progeny, I should hope that nothing has been allowed to live in this collection, by which the common-weal of morals can suffer the slightest detriment. I had some momentary scruples indeed, about one song : but recollecting, in addition to its being particularly popular, that it had had the honour of being translated into French by a very learned English divine, I thought the sacrifice might appear over righteous, and have accordingly, for the present, indulged it with a reprieve.

It has always been a subject of some mortification to me, that my songs, as they are set, give such a verry imperfect notion of the manner in which I wish them to be performed, and that most of that peculiarity of character, which, I believe, they possess

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