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STAR IN THE EAST;
BY JOSIAH CONDER.
PRINTED FOR TAYLOR AND HESSEY,
EBENEZER MAITLAND, ESQ.
OF CLAPHAM, COUNTY OF SURREY,
THIS LITTLE VOLUME
IS, WITH SENTIMENTS OF GRATEFUL VENERATION,
From the date affixed to many of these poems, it will be perceived that the contents of this little volume are the casual production of leisure hours, during the last twelve years. Some few of them have, at intervals, found their way
into print; and the natural wish to reclaim these fugitives, and to establish the fact of their parentage, has partly dictated the present publication. There was a period when, with all the ambition of Eighteen, I aspired to the fame of a poet; and I once entertained the hope of producing a work, that might more worthily repay the public for the favour shown to an anonymous volume *, the joint production of a
* “ The Associate Minstrels.” 12mo. London, 1810 and 1812.