THE author acknowledges her grateful indebtedness to the Reverend John J. Burke, C.S.P., Editor of The Catholic World—in which magazine all of these essays have appeared either wholly or in part—for permission and encouragement to republish at this time: to Messrs. Geo. Bell & Sons for the extracts taken from "Coventry Patmore": to Mr. Elkin Matthews for the use of Lionel Johnson's poems: and to Messrs. Burns & Oates for the use of those of Francis Thompson and Aubrey de Vere.
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