Excerpt from The Poetical Works of Owen Meredith (Robert, Lord Lytton): Lucile; The Apple of Life; The Wanderer; Clytemnestra, Etc., EtcFeelings only such as those with which, in days when there existed for me no critic less gentle than yourself, I brought to you my childish manuscripts, - feelings only such as those which have, in later years, associated with your heart all that has moved or occupied my own,-1ead me once more to seek assurance from the grasp of that hand which has hitherto been my guide and comfort through the life I owe to you.And as in childhood, when existence had no toil beyond the day's simple lesson, no ambition beyond the neighboring approval of the night, I brought to you the morn ing's task for the evening's sanction, so now I bring to you this self-appointed task work of maturer years less confident indeed of your approval, but not less confident of your love; and anxious only to realize your presence between myself and the public, and to mingle with those severer voices to Whose final sentence I submit my work the beloved and gracious accents of your own.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.