Excerpt from The World's Fifth Empire: And Other Poems His first publication the author w offers the reading world, hoping that it will look leniently upon the faults and imperfections but too evident to his own eye. But whatever may be adjudged as to the merits of the poetical composition, the most fastidious cant but accord commendation for the admirable manner in which the publishers - Messrs. Morton & Co., late Morton & Griswold - have performed their portion of the work. The paper is of the most excellent quality; the typography clear and beautiful, and the binding handsome and substantial. The whole execution is a powerful argument for home patronage. The Poems presented are the productions of one who has written in his leisure hours, at various periods during the last four or five years. He will here remark - and that explanatorily - but upon two of these, - Firstly: Dar-thula. This is the versification, without the omission or interpolation of any sentiments, of a translation - by James Macpherson, Esq., - of one of Ossian's poems, from the old Gaelic. 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.