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UNIQUE SELECTION,
MORAL, INSTRUCTIVE, AND ENTERTAINING,

FROM THE MOST EMINENT British Poets, and Poetical Translators.

BY

R. A. DAVENPORT, ESQ.

EDITOR OF WHITTINGHAM'S EDITION OF THE BRITISH POETS.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

I.
DEVOTIONAL, MORAL, AND PRECEPTIVE,

CHISWICK: PRINTED BY C. AND C. WHITTINGHAM. PUBLISHED BY CARPENTER AND SON, OLD BOND STREET;

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28 JAN 1965

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The World illusive...... ..............T. Moore. 89

Hymn on the Spring ......... ............,Bishop. 90

Verses on the Death of the Rev. Thomas Spencer,

of Liverpool ..........................Montgomery. 93

The Folly of Atheism .......................Darwin. 97

To Death .......................................James. 99

On Death .....................................Broome. 101

The Consoler ................................... Lewis. 106

The Grave ..............................Montgomery. 109

The Future .....................................Byron. 113

Futurity................................Miss L. Äikin. 114

Address to the Stars........................ Gisborne. 115

The Decay of Flowers ..... Professor Richardson. 117

State of Man after Death ...................Hurdis. 118

Immortality revealed by the Saviour...Gisborne. 119

Vanity of Metaphysical Reasonings ........Crowe. 121

The Lessons taught by Nature ..........Gisborne. 123

Address to the Moon ........................Hurdis. 128

On the Love of Woodland Scenes....... Gisborne. 129

Ode to Religion...........................H. Moore. 132

Ode to Divine Wisdom ..................H. Moore. 135

Ode to Divine Love .....................H. Moore. 140

Religio Loci ................

....................Bush. 145

An Angel's Survey of the World .......H. Moore. 147

............... Gisborne. 153

The Vanity of Fame .....................H. Moore. 155

The Soul's Errand ......................... Sylvester. 159

Stanzas to a Church Bell................. Gisborne. 161

The Birthday Eve ........................Gisborne. 163

The Dying Indian. An Ode ............Gisborne. 167

.Sir H. Davy. 169

Revelation .................................C. A. Elton. 172

To Sarissa. An Epistle ..................... Watts. 176

The Cure of Saul.“ A Sacred Ode....Dr. Brown, 179

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