In presenting this little volume of Poems to the notice of his Countrymen, and the Public in general, the Author is not without hope that it will merit their approbation, and receive, at their hands, a reasonable share of favor and encouragement; and while he avails himself of the present opportunity to return his thanks to those friends,

who, in the first instance, aided by their advice and assistance his poetical efforts; he begs also to offer his kindest acknowledgements to those who have taken so lively an interest in this publication; and to the expression of his warmest hopes for their individual happiness and comfort, he would add, at the same time, his sincere and ardent wishes 10
for the prosperity and welfare of the Inhabitants of Nova-Scotia and New-Brunswick.

Saint John,

October 1, 1834.