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Twelve Original Melodies for the Pianoforte ; composed, and dedicated

to S. B. Wesley, Mus. Doc., by Mrs. HENRY DALE. Books I. and IL. This is an effort for which a fair lady only can stand excused. Die imitation of the celebrated Lieder of MENDELSSOHN is so palpable in the key, form, style, and structure of passage in most of the pieces, that all the charm of freshness and originality of conception is destroyed. 7,t would be dangerous and disadvantageous to the first talent of the day to stand in this relation to MENDELSSOHN and one of his most popular works; but it is more especially so to an unknown author, who with whatever natural powers takes this first most unfortunate method of recommending them.