Excerpt from Songs of Coming Day IN offering this little volume to the public I beg to say that I do so because it seems to me that whatever we have - however slight the gift - should be used freely for others, to whom it may prove of some good or enjoyment. Therefore, though somewhat late in life, I give these poems - several of which were written years ago - willingly yet in one sense unwillingly, having desire to be kwn as poet or poetaster, t being a youth who sets his foot on the first rung of the ladder of fame, ambitious to climb higher. Therefore, good public, leave me in obscurity if you will only if there be any good in this work, take what honey you may chance to find, make it your own, and leave the rest to perish unkwn. As for criticism, I seldom read reviews but sound honest criticism should always be as welcome as it is rare. 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 techlogy 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.