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A STRANGER'S LOVE.

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gerate when he pronounced "The Task," "taken all together, perhaps the most attractive poem that was ever produced, and such as required the rarest assemblage of truly poetical powers for its production." "Sweet bard!" exclaimed one of Hayley's correspondents, who never had enjoyed the pleasure of a personal acquaintance with the poet, but whose heart was inspired with the deepest Christian affection, contemplating Cowper's portrait by Lawrence :

"Sweet bard! with whom in sympathy of choice
I've ofttimes left the world at nature's voice,
To join the song that all her creatures raise,
To carol forth their great Creator's praise;
Or wrapt in visions of immortal day,
Have gazed on Truth in Zion's heavenly way;
Sweet bard, may this thine image, all I know,
Or ever may, of Cowper's form below,
Teach one, who views it with a Christian's love,
To seek and find thee in the realms above!"

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