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This edition of Campbell's Poems is printed from the London edition of 1851. The Biographical Sketch of the Poet, and the notes which stand at the end of several of the pieces, relating to the circumstances of their composition and the success they met with, are by the Rev. W. A. Hill, who is connected with Campbell's family by marriage with his niece. It is proper to remark that the Memoir has been slightly, and the Notes considerably abridged, and that some of the notes of the London edition have been omitted.
It has not been thought advisable to reprint in this volume pieces which the Author deliberately rejected. A single exception has been made in the case of the "Dirge of Wallace," which is given in an Appendix for the sake of one energetic stanza. C.