N 1887 the publishers of this vol-ume issued a small collection ofMr. Sill's poems under the titlePoems by Edward Rowland Sill. In theprefatory note a brief account was givenof the poet and his productions, and atten-tion was drawn to the scattering of hispoems during his lifetime in many formsof print and even with a variety of signa-tures. The volume then gathered waspurposely small and gave a hint only ofthe activity of Mr. Sill's poetic nature.Two years later a second collection wasmade, and published under the title TheHermitage, afid Later Poems, with a tribu-tary lyric by Mr. Aldrich. These twovolumes have won many readers, and thestrong personal interest in Mr. Sill thuscreated has led to an urgent demand fora still further collection of his scatterediv Notepoems. After a lapse of ten years, there-fore, the publishers present a third andfinal volume, in which they have endeav-ored to gather from print and manuscriptsuch verses as may satisfy a demand cre-ated by reading an author who gave freely,but after all would have set light storeupon many of his gifts. Thus the threevolumes really contain a selection ratherthan a collection of Mr. Sill's poeticalwritings.