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In committing the collected works of his departed friend to the somewhat precarious sea of popular favor, the editor has but few remarks to offer; his not ungrateful task is ended, and if any find gratification in the fruit of his labors, rich will be his reward in feeling that he has ministered in something to the alas! posthumous reputation of one whom he esteemed truly living, and affectionately remembers, when remembrance only and regret are left to him.

The plan laid down in the brief memoir of the author has been adhered to strictly ; except in one, and that a very slight particular. It was there stated to be the editor's intention to omit altogether the political writings of J. CYPRESS, JR. which are exceedingly voluminous, for reasons therein mentioned ; but on mature reflection, it was judged better to insert two articles in prose, and a few squibs in verse, as being singularly characteristic of the man, full of his own quaint humor, and above all so innocent in their good-humored satire, that none of the satirized will be inclined to wince at their inser

tion.

To particularize the periodicals in which each several article was published, would be alike impertinent and tedious ; and, taking to himself the liberty of recommending these miscellaneous volumes to the good opinion of the reading world, the editor would specially invoke the just and liberal notice of the press, those members of it more particularly who profitod so largely by the contributions of the writer.

NEWARK, N. J., August 23, 1842.

No. IV. Duck Shooting

LEGENDS OF LONG ISLAND.

No. I. The Wrecker of Raccoon Beach

No. II. The Legend of Brick House Creek

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MEMOIR OF WM. P. H A W E S.

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