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LONDON:
LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.

1851.

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AND KNEW SO MICHAS VIR LEARNING KNEW;
YIT DID IT MAKE THEL RISI THY LIF THE LENS,
AND LESS PRESUME.—AND YEI WHEN BHING VOV'D
IN PRIVATE TALK TO SPEAK; THOU DIDST PEWRAY
HOW FULLY FRACGHT THOI' WERT WILUN; AND PROVI)
THAT THOU DIDST ANOW WHATEVER WIT COUID SAY.
WHICH SHOW'D THOU HIDST NOT BOOKS AS MANY HAVI,
FOR OSTENTATION, BUT FOR USE; AND THAT
THIY BOUNTEOUS MMORY WAS SUCH AS GATE
A LARGE REVENUE OF THE GOOD IT GÅT.
HITNESS SO MANY VOLUMES, WHERFTO TITOU
LAST SET HY NOTES LYDER IHY LEARVID HAI),
AND MARK'D ME V || THIT PRINT, AS WILL SHOW 14318
THE POINT OF THY CONCEIVING THOUGHTS DID SUND;
THAT NOVE VOULD THINK, IT ALL THY LILE HAD BEEN
TURN'D INTO LIRF, TIOL (OULDST HAVE UTID
SO MUCH OF TIME, TO HAVE PERL'S'D AND SEEN
50 MANY VOLUMES JILAT SO MUCH CONTIN'."

DANIEL. Funeral Poem upon the Death of the late Poble Eart of

Devonshire." IT'ell-LANGUAGED DAVIEI," as Broune calls him in his “ Britanni's PASTORALS," was one of South's favourite Poets.

JOHN 1001) ILARTER,

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S A ST is little that the Editor has to say on the appearance of the De Fourth, and concluding, Series of the lamented Southey's

Common Place Book. Possibly to some, it may contain

3 the most interesting portion of the whole,—as Daniel says, “ the tongue of” his “ best thoughts,”—to others, deeper thought, and original ideas, may be less interesting, and they may long for the olla podrida of the earlier portions. But, to all, even to general readers, there is no doubt but that the Series now presented to the Public is in every way most interesting, and there is, in his Manna, to adopt a saying of the Rabbi's, something to suit the taste of all.

In a letter written July 11, 1822, there occurs the passage following, and in it is shewn that “ besetting sin—a sort of miser-like love of accumulation” – to which the Reader owes the volumes now brought, with no little labour, to completion. “Like those persons who frequent sales, and fill their houses with useless purchases, because they may want them some time or other; so am I for ever making collections and storing up materials which may not come into use till the Greek Calends. And this I have been doing for five and twenty years! It is true that I draw daily upon my hoards, and should be poor without them; but in prudence I ought now to be working up those materials rather than adding to so much dead stock.” Life and Correspondence, vol. v. p. 135.

From these stores, as hinted, these Common Place Books are derived,—but much, very much, is left behind,-besides that contained in the wondrous collection for the HISTORY OF PORTUGAL,—not to be understood except by those who know the private marks of the Author. Enough, however, has been given to shew the vast collections of this unrivalled scholar, and the comprehensive grasp of that gigantic intellect,

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