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the scenes represented dating back from ages of remote antiquity : trusting rather to the silent eloquence of modern illustration aided by photography, which, with talismanic power, appeals to the senses of old and young of all nations and tongues, or in the words of the poet:—

"Sounds, which address the ear, are lost, and die
In one short hour; but those which strike the eye
Live long upon the mind; the faithful sight
Engraves the knowledge with a beam of light."

The projectors respectfully beg that, in consideration of the work having been produced, regardless of pains or expense, and under great difficulties, as regards shortcomings, the public will be lenient and the critics merciful ; and trusting that it may meet with approval, the "Lucknow Album" is sent forth to meet its fate.