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THE

LITERARY SOUVENIR.

EDITED BY

ALARIC A. WATTS.

I have song of war for knight;
Lay of love for lady bright;
Fairy tale to lull the heir;
Goblin grim the maids to scare.

Sir Walter Scott.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN & GREEN;

AND THOMAS WARDLE, PHILADELPHIA.

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PRINTED BY SAMUEL MANNING AND

LONDON-HOUSE YARD, ST, PAUL's.

LIBRARI

LENOX

NEW YORK

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

ROBERT PEEL;

AS A MARK OF RESPECT FOR HIS PATRONAGE OF

British Art,

THIS VOLUME

IS INSCRIBED),

BY IS VERY OBEDIENT SERVANT,

THE EDITOR.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

The LITERARY SOUVENIR is this year presented to its readers in a new and considerably improved form, without any addition to its price. An anxiety to render it worthy of the high character it has hitherto maintained, has induced its Proprietors to meet the extraordinary competition that has lately arisen among the publishers of annual works, by augmenting, in an important degree, and at a large additional expense, the interest of their book. Whether or not this sacrifice will be repaid by a proportionate increase of public patronage, remains to be proved. At all events, they will have the satisfaction of knowing that they have, at least, laboured to deserve it. The immense expense attendant upon the publication of

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