R. A. DUNCAN LITHGOW, LL.D.
1. Contributed to "Eliza Cook's
Journal," November 30, 1850.
2. Contributed to "Eliza Cook's
Journal," October 11, 1851.
3. Addressed to Prince's literary friend,
Mr. George Markham Tweddell, July 26, 1851.
4. "Saint Christopher, and other Poems"
was the title Prince originally proposed to bestow upon the volume
afterwards published as "Autumn Leaves."
5. Written for Mr. Thomas Syms of
Tyldesley, on the occasion of the death of his wife.
6. The child here referred to was the
daughter of Mr. John Brooks of Ashton-under-Lyne.
7. Founded on an incident recorded in
Cheever's "Pilgrim in the Jungfrau." Vide "Life of Prince."
8. James Wilson, "The Blind Traveller,"
author of a volume of poems, also "Annals of the Blind," etc. Wilson
enjoyed the friendship of Wordsworth, Southey, Basil Hall, etc.
9. Contributed to "Preston Guardian."
10. Contributed to "Eliza Cook's Journal,"
November 30, 1850.
11. Contributed to "Preston Guardian."
12. Suggested by Mr. William Kerfoot of
Chorley, and written in July 1855.
13. Written in July 1855. This poem and
"The Return of Peace" were printed as a leaflet, and sold for the benefit
of the author.
14. The above poem, with "Sunshine," and
"The Palace of Art," were printed as a leaflet and disposed of for
15. Contributed to "Oddfellows'
16. This lyric was not published in the
first edition of "Autumn Leaves," but in the second, in 1866.
17. These lines were originally entitled
"Stanzas to my wife while both of us were in extreme poverty and trouble."
They were addressed to his second wife on the second anniversary of their
wedding, a fact referred to in the first stanza, which, however, Prince
omitted when the lines were published, and is not worthy of reproduction.
18. By permission of L. C. Gent, Esq.