A New Book of Poems (Classic Reprint)

A H Caughey

Excerpt from A New Book of Poems This new book of poetry has been growing for many years. The Author began to write in a poetical way when about 13 years old. The first poem of some length that came from his hand, was about that beautiful body of fresh water called Lake Erie, that lies between our Country of Liberty and Law and Patriotism, and the British Colony of Canada opposite. The poem was put in print by an Erie newspaper. It was taken up a few years later and published in a book edited by a young gentleman, Mr. Judson, of Waterford, Penna. Afterwards the poetical impulse came upon the present author when a student in College, in 1847. That production appeared in print in a newspaper of the college town. The editor expressed his approval by saying that he would gladly accept for the columns of his paper any further contributions from the diamond pen of the same writer. A number of other poetical pieces were written by the author of the present book, and printed in newspapers. But in 1862, the author had a volume published by Carleton, of New York City, bearing the title of Home and Other Poems. The first intention was to have Home republished in the new book that is soon to appear. That idea has been put aside, but a dozen or more of the additional poems in the volume with Home will appear in the new book. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.