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Equally-balanced excellence, not that which is most easy,
but that which is most difficult of access. To the credit
of former collectors it may be said, that continued and
somewhat laborious researches after overlooked merit
have often been attended with only negative results.

Withal, this selection claims to be other than former
or contemporaneous ones.

There is nothing arbitrary in the unequal length of
the biographical sketches. The notices of authors are
shortened or prolonged, not as they have achieved a
secular distinction, but in proportion as their poetry
presents points of contact with religion, and, again, as
the sources of information concerning them are open or
recondite.

It has seemed. just to the reader, and a sacred right
of the author, that poems which profess to be quoted in
their integrity should be given unmutilated. One ex-
ception may be noted--the suppression of two redundant
lines, as extraneous in sense as in form, from the sonnet
by William Lithgow.

In a few of the earliest poems their original ortho-
graphy has been retained, for the reason that it involves
the rhythm; and in one or two more modern instances
single terminal word involving the rhyme has beer
served as the author wrote it.

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February, 1863.

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JAMES MONTGOMERY

The Poor Wayfarer .

The Grave
JOHN WILSON
Sonnets : The Wave of Life

The Voice of the Mountains
A Churchyard Scene
The Voice of Departed Friendship

Lines Written in a Highland Glen
HENRY HART MILAN, D.J).

Prayer of Miriam
The Second Advent

Hymn of the Captive Jews
JOHN MOULTRIE

My Three Sons

Easter Dirge for the Dying JOHN KEBLE

The Offertory

Evening
FREDERICK WILLIAM FABER, D.D.

Our Thoughts are Greater than Ourselves
Heaven and Earth

The World
ALFRED TENNYSON

Love and Death

From "In Memoriam
MRS. FOTAERBY

The Time to Die
Night and Morning

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PAGE ADDISON, JOSEPH

22BLAIR, ROBERT ALEXANDER, WILLIAM 97 BLOOMFIELD, ROBERT

B. N.
BEATTIE, JAMES, LL.D. 285 BRETON, NICHOLAS.
BEAUMONT, FRANCIS 118 | BU Ns, ROBERT
BEAUMONT, SIR JOAN 115
BEEDOME, THOMAS

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203 CAMPBELL, THOMAS . BLACKMORE, SIR RICHARD 223 CHATTERTON,

THOMAS

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PAGE CHAUCER, GEOFFERY 16 NEWTON, JOHN

. 291 COLERIDGE, SAMUEL TAYLOR 325 PARNELL, THOMAS

236 COWLEY, ABRAHAM 185 PEACHAM, HENKY

95 COWPER, WILLIAM . 287 POLLOK, ROBERT . 311 CRABBE, GEORGE

299 POPE, ALEXANDER · 231 CRASHAW, RICHARD 170 PRIOR, MATTHEW

240 DAVIES, SIR JOAN

76 QUARLES, FRANCIS DODDRIDGE, PHILIP, D.D. 260 | QUARLES, JONN

190 DONNE, JOHN, D.D. 88

55 DRUMMOND, SIR WILLIAM 102 RALEIGH, Sir WALTER

RICHE, BARNABY

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13 FABER, FREDERICK WIL- ROLLE, RICHARD, D.D. LIAM, D.D.

365 FLATMAN, THOMAS 212

165

SHIRLEY, JAMES
FLETCHER, GILES

123
SKELTON, JOHN

21 FLETCHER, PHINEAS 119

SMART, CHRISTOPHER 274 FOTHERBY, Mrs. . 371

SOUTHEY, ROBERT . 328

SOUTHWELL, ROBERT 30 GRAY, THOMAS

SPENSER, EDMUND

40 HABINGTON, WILLIAM 167

178

TAYLOR, JEREMY, D.D. HAGTHORPE, JOIN 136

368

TENNYSON, ALFRED .
HAKE, EDWARD

67
THOMSON, JAMES

250 HEBER, REGINALD, D.D. . 306

TOPLADY, AUGUSTUS MON

TAGUE. HERBERT, GEORGE 153

282 TUSSER, THOMAS

25 HERRICK, ROBERT

131 HEYWOOD, THOMAS . 110

VAUGHAN, HENRY . 205 KEBLE, JOHN 360 | W. A.

92 KEN, THOMAS, D.D.:

214 WALLER, EDMOND . 183 KNOWLES, HERBERT . 304 WASTELL, SIMON

64 Knox, WILLIAM

334 / WATTS, ISAAC, D.D. 246 WESLEY, CHARLES

269 LITHGOW, WILLIAM . 100 WHITE, HENRY KIRKE 301 MARSHALL, THOMAS 28 | WILSON, JOHN.

342 MILYAN, HENRY HART, WITHER, GEORGE

141 D.D.

348 | WORDS WORTH, WILLIAM 318 MILTON, JOAN

192 WOTTON, SIR HENRY 69 MONTGOMERY, JAMES 336 | Wyat, SIR THOMAS

23 MOULTRIE, JONN

354 Young, EDWARD, LL.D. 254

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