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CYCLOPAEDIA

SACRED POETICAL
QUOTATIONS:

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CONSISTING OF

CHOICE PASSAGES FROM THE SACRED POETRY

OF ALL AGES AND COUNTRIES,

CLASSIFIED AND ARRANGED, FOR FACILITY OF REFERENCE,
UNDER SUBJECT HEADINGS.

ILLUSTRATED BY STRIKING PASSAGES FROM SCRIPTURE.

EDITED BY H. G. ADAMS.
Editor of the “Cyclopaedia of Poetical Quotations,” &c.

“How beautiful is Genius, when combined
With Holiness! Oh! how divinely sweet
The tones of earthly lyre, whose chords are touched
By the soft hand of Piety, and hung
Upon Religion's shrine, there vibrating
With solemn music on the ear of God.”
POLLOK.

LONDON:

GROOMBRIDGE AND SONS, 5, PATERNOSTER ROW.
EDINBURGH: JAMES HOGG, 4, NICOLSON STREET.

AxD BY or DER of ANY BookSELLER IN Tows or Count RY.

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EDITOR'S ADDRESS,

THE favour with which our former compilation—t “Cyclopaedia of Poetical Quotations”—has been received, al the numerous calls which we have had for an extension the plan of that work, has induced us to determine on t issue of this companion volume, which, although exact similar in size and price, and method of arrangement, will y possess a decidedly distinctive feature in the sacred charact of all the pieces included. We hope to make it one of t most complete collections of RELIGIOUs PoETRY ever offer to the public; and cannot doubt that, as such, it will be accep able to a very large class of readers. As the matter in th volume must necessarily be arranged under a far less numb of distinct headings than that of the work just conclude there will be space for the introduction of longer piece and thus many of the most beautiful specimens of devotion poetry which are to be found in the literature of this ar other nations, can be given with little or no curtailmer Although there is much poetry of a religious charact scattered through the former volume, yet—inasmuch as is presumed that most persons who possess the one wi also desire to have the other—none of the pieces which mi there be found will be admitted into this compilation, exce in some cases where it is felt that by re-uniting the portio there arranged under several headings, so complete a beautiful a whole can be presented that its insertion he is almost rendered necessary.

As we wish to make our volume entirely unsectarian its character, we shall endeavour to avoid the insertion

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