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To Messrs. TICKNOR AND FIELDS:
I take advantage of the opportunity of the publication in the United States of my "Men and Women," for printing which you have liberally remunerated me, to express my earnest desire that the power of publishing in America this and every subsequent work of mine may rest exclusively with your house.
I am, my dear Sirs,
PARIS, NOV 29, 1855.
with high esteem,
MANY of these pieces were out of print, the rest had been withdrawn from circulation, when the corrected edition, now submitted to the reader, was prepared. The various Poems and Dramas have received the author's most careful revision.
SCENE.-Würzburg—a garden in the environs. 1512.
FESTUS, PARACELSUS, MICHAL.
Par. Come close to me, dear friends; still closer; thus ! Close to the heart which, though long time roll by Ere it again beat quicker, pressed to yours, As now it beats-perchance a long, long timeAt least henceforth your memories shall make Quiet and fragrant as befits their home. Nor shall my memory want a home in yoursAlas, that it requires too well such free