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[Text: Edgar Allan Poe (?), Notices of Lovel's Young Speaker and Shakspear in New Dress (A), from The Evening Mirror (New York), December 24, 1844, p. 2, col. 5, middle.]

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LOVEL'S YOUNG SPEAKER. -- The compiler of this book assumed an easy task, that of mere selection. He had little to do, and that little might have been done better.

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SHAKSPEARE IN A NEW DRESS. -- A game for Evening Parties. A series of questions answered by quotations from the plays of Shakspeare. A beautiful and appropriate present for the Holidays, just published by C. S. Francis & Co. It is both amusing and instructive, and we recommend it to all our young friends.

[The notice of Lovel was attributed to Poe by Hull as "seems to have the Poe ring. Probably it is his." The notice of Shakspeare was attributed to Poe by Hull as "may possibly be Poe's. The last sentence is somewhat characteristic of him." Neither notice is mentioned by Heartman & Canny or Mabbott.]

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