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The first attempt to gather Mr. Sill's poems into a single volume was made in 1902, when Messrs. Houghton, Mifflin and Company issued a limited edition, combining the three small volumes previously published by them, and adding a few pieces never before collected. The compiler of that edition, Mr. William Belmont Parker, has also edited the present Househo Edition, and has here arranged all the poems as nearly as possible in their chronological order. This new and more satisfactory grouping has prevented his making full use of the group titles that have become familiar to Mr. Sill's readers, but he has retained them as far as the conditions permit. The kind coöperation of Mrs. Sill, and of other surviving friends of the poet, has also made it possible to enlarge the collection materially, so that it contains all of his poetical writings that it is thought desirable to preserve.
Boston, September, 1906.