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In the prefatory note to the second edition of this work (1896) the Editor invited criticism with a view to the improvement of future editions. Several critics responded to this appeal, and their valuable sugges. tions have been considered in preparing this re-issue. In some cases the text has been revised and the selection varied ; in others, addi. tions have been made to complete the representation. The biographi. cal and bibliographical matter has been brougbt up to date.-A. H. M.


THIS and the following volume of THE POETS

1 AND THE POETRY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, are devoted to the Sacred, Moral, and Religious poetry of the period.

In several cases it has been found desirable to give further selections from the works of general poets already represented in earlier volumes. These are poets whose religious verse bears a sufficient proportion to their general poetry, or is sufficiently characteristic to call for separate representation.

The Editor's thanks are due to many authors and publishers, some of the former of whom have passed away since their assent was given to representation in this work. Of these, John Henry Newman, James Martineau, Horatius Bonar, John Stuart Blackie, and George MacDonald are the best known. The thanks of the Editor are due to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge for the use of the hymns of Anna Lætitia Waring in the following pages, and for the lyrics of the late Christina Rosetti which appear in the subsequent volume; to the Religious Tract Society, also in this connection, for the hymns of George Rawson; to Messrs.


Chatto & Windus for permission to include the poems of the late George MacDonald; to James Maclehose & Sons, the publishers of the several volumes of Dr. Walter C. Smith; to Messrs. Bell & Sons, the publishers of Adelaide Procter's poems; to Messrs. Burns & Oates, the publishers of the late Edward Caswell's “Masque of Mary"; and to Messrs. Houlston & Sons for the use of poems by Ada Cross, née Cambridge, and Sarah Doudney.

The Editor regrets that he has found it impossible to trace the proprietorship of the copyrights of some of the hymns included in the following pages, and hopes that he may be forgiven if he has inadvertently trespassed upon rights of which he is unaware. In this connection he would cordially acknowledge his indebtedness to Dr. Julian's invaluable " Dictionary of Hymbology."

A H. M.



1. “Songs of praise". . . . . . 11. “Angels, from the realms of glory” . . 6 III. “Hail to the Lord's anointed!". . . 7 iv. “Go to dark Gethsemane". .

v. At Home in Heaven (“For ever with ") 9 MISCELLANEOUS Poems

1. Friends (“Friend after friend departs").
11. The Common Lot (“Once, in the flight of

111. The Christian Soldier (“Servant of God!

well done") . . .
iv. Prayer (“Prayer is the soul's sincere

desire") . · · · · ·
v. “A poor wayfaring man” . .

vi. The Field of the World (“Sow in

morn") . . . . . .
THE GRAVE (" There is a calm”) . . . .

1. Home (“There is a land"). .
11. The Slaver (“Lives there a savage") .

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RICHARD MANT (1776—1848) . Alfred H. Miles
THE SUNDIAL OF ARMOY (Selected Lyrics) . :

1. The Paradise of Heaven . . . .
11. Heavenly Changes in the Departed . .
II. Commemoration of One Departed . .

iv. Faith confirmed by Sense . . . . THE BRITISH MONTHS

Christian Consolation on the Death of

Friends · · · · · · ·

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SIR ROBERT GRANT (1779–1838) Alfred H. Miles 41

1. Psalm civ. ("O worship the King')). .
11. Litany (“Saviour, when in dust to Thee") 44
III. “When gathering clouds around I view .

iv. “Whom have I in heaven but Thee ?” .
REGINALD HEBER (1783–1826). Alfred H. Miles

(Ye spirits of our Fathers) · · · ·

1. “The Son of God goes forth to war". ..
11. “Brightest and best ” . . . . .
III. “By cool Siloam's shady rill ” . . .
iv. “The Lord of Might, from Sinai's brow”.

v. “Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty". 56
vi. “Who yonder on the desert heath” .
VII. “The sound of war! In earth and air” .
VIII. “Thou art gone to the Grave" .

IX. “From Greenland's icy mountains”. .

1. An Evening Walk in Bengal . .

11. The Passage of the Red Sea . .
BERNARD BARTON (1784-1849). Alfred H. Miles

(The Stream). · · · ·

(To a Grandmother) . . . .

1. “Which Things are a Shadow". . .
11. A Dream . . . . . . .
III. To the Owl.

IV. A Colloquy with Myself . . .
HENRY KIRK WHITE (1785–1806) Alfred H. Miles

(To Love)

(What art Thou?).

. . .
CHARLOTTE ELLIOTT (1789--1871). A. H. Miles

(Darling, wcep not!) . . . .

POEMS-lust as I am”


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11. Watch and Pray . .
11. Thy Will be Done . .
iv. The Hour of Prayer

v, Leaning on Her Beloved
VI. Let me be with Thee

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