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PROFESSOR OF RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES IN ST. MARY'S
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8. 1938



PUBLISHERS' NOTICE.



CATHOLIC LITERATURE in this country is not yet rich in
works of a historical character ; and though not a few have
appeared evincing great research, and worthy of a high
place, there was still wanting a popular element which
genius alone could supply by lending its charm to the often
dry details of the historian.

The devotion to the Blessed Virgin in this country, from
its settlement to the present day, was a theme which had
been briefly touched upon by one or two writers. Still, it
was a field which the late lamented author of the following
pages entered with all the zeal and devotion of his ardent



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