The Poems of Skelton are here reprinted from the excellent edition prepared by the Rev. Alexander Dyce. The various readings of the text have in general been omitted, the space which they occupy being out of proportion to the advantage derived from them by most readers. The latest improvements made by Mr. Dyce have received proper attention. A very small number of his notes have been abridged, or dropped as superfluous; about as many have been added, or enlarged, and a few have been altered, it is hoped, for the better.

CAMBRIDGE, July, 1855.

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