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Lu'rPz ro gtYSID DEAR KATIDID: I am more pleased with your lines than when I first read them; they are intensely womanly, natural, musical and sweet-they are absolutely free from affectation, only the restraint of rhyme and measure seem to deprive your muse of perfect freedom and grace. There is also a delicacy of thought and fancy, and of purity of sen- timent that pervades the whole like the sweetest perfume. No one can listen to your " Chirpings" and feel like touching the bough from which you sing with a rude, critical hand; he would rather listen through the live-long night to the end of your song. I remember well your first attempt at rhyme while a girl here at school; even then, there was a pleasing promise of a beautiful and useful pen; and I am glad that you have found time and opportu- nity to improve your early gift. I am glad, too, that you have been persuaded to give some of your sweet little poems to the press; the tender, the true, and the pure of heart will read them with delight. Affectionately your friend, JNO. AUG. WILLIAMS. DAUGHTER'S COLLEGE, Harrodsburg, Ky.