"To the reader. This little volume is not published, but is presented to the friends of the author as a slight momento of kind feeling ... Some of the pieces in this collection have appeared in print before ... but for the most part, they are now first hastily selected from a mass that has been long accumulating ... Philadelphia, Oct. 1, 1835."--P. .
Culture Class Collection copy inscribed to C.W. Thomson from his friend J.H.M. Culture Class Collection copy has author's pencilled corrections on p. 68 and 81.