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THE FRIEND:

In Three Volumes.

VOL. III.

FOURTH EDITION :

BY HENRY NELSON COLERIDGE, M.A.

THE FRIEND:

A SERIES OF ESSAYS

To aid in the Formation of fixed Principles in Politics,

Morals, and Religion, with Literary

Amusements interspersed :

BY SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE.

VOL III.

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DISCIP.

ANGLVS

LONDON

WILLIAM PICKERING

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SNKLIJKE
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Now for the writing of this werke,
I, who am a lonesome clerke,
Purposed for to write a book
After the world, that whilome took
Its course in oldè days long passed :
But for men sayn, it is now lassed
In worser plight than it was tho,
I thought me for to touch also
The world which neweth every day-
So as I can, so as I may,
Albeit I sickness have and pain,
And long have had, yet would I fain
Do mind's hest and besiness,
That in some part, so as I guess,
The gentle mind may be advised.

Gower, Pro. to the Confel. Amantis.

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Παρά Σέξτου- -την έννοιας του κατά φύσιν ζην, και το σεμνόν απλάστώς, -ώςε κολακείας μεν πάσης προσηνεςέραν είναι την ομιλίας αυτού, αιδεσιμώτατον δε παρ' αυτόν εκείνον τον καιρόν είναι και άμα μεν άπαθέςατος είναι, άμα δε φιλος oργότατον και το ιδείν άνθρωπον σαφώς έλάχισον τών έαυτού καλών ηγούμενος την αυτού πολυμαθίην.

M. ANTONINUS. From Sextus, and from the contemplation of his character, I learned what it was to live a life in harmony with nature ; and that seemliness and dignity of deportment, which insured the profoundest reverence at the very same time that his company was more winning than all the flattery in the world. To him I owe likewise that I have known a man at once the most dispassionate, and the most affectionate, and who of all his attractions set the least value on the multiplicity of his literary acquisitions.

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TO THE EDITOR OF THE FRIEND.
SIR,

HOPE you will not ascribe to pre-
sumption the liberty I take in addreff-
ing you on the subject of your work.

I feel deeply interested in the cause you

have undertaken to support; and my object in

* L. I. 9. But the passage is made up from, rather than found in, Antoninus. -Ed.

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