With the young of both sexes,
Poetry is, like love, a passion;
but, for much the greater part of those who have been proud of its power over their minds,
or the time engrossed by business.
Poetry then becomes only an occasional recreation;
while to those whose existence passes away in a course of fashionable pleasure,
And, lastly,there are many, who, having been enamoured of this art in their youth,
have found leisure, after youth was spent,