The reader is respectfully, but very earnestly, requested not to begin at the beginning, as would seem most natural, nor to begin at the end, as if the book were written in Hebrew; but to commence at Part I., page 95. If he have enough of patience to persevere, let him read on to page 367. Then, let him read Part II., at the beginning of the volume; and after that, Parts III. and IV., at the end of the volume.<br><br>This, it must be owned, is an awkward procedure; but if another edition should be called for, all shall be put to rights. The cause of the irregularity is this: - When originally published, about a hundred pages at the beginning of the volume contained "Arran, a Poem."