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THE Compiler of this Miscellany, in making a first adventure in the commerce of literature, has attempted to guide himself after the example of young traders in other departments, who endeavour to attract customers by the variety of their stock, and the taste displayed in the selection, and to make up in this manner for its deficiency in extent.

The object being to produce a book suited for the parlour window, or to form a companion on a journey, the Editor was desirous that it should contain so much variety as might present to every reader something suited to his particular taste. It contains extracts of striking passages from the most popular authors, – mingled with pieces less known, some of which are not, on that account, the less deserving of attention. The light and gay will be

found mingled with what is grave and instructive, so that readers of different natural dispositions, or the same person in a various mood of mind, may select what will best suit the humour of the moment. Many pieces will be found of a religious and moral character; and the Editor has carefully excluded such as inclined in the slightest degree to the opposite tendency.

- It only remains that the Compiler offer his respectful thanks to the friends who have assisted his first attempt to enter on the business of life, and to submit his Miscellany to the candour of the Pub

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No. 19. South Castle Street,

Edinburgh.

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Evening • • • • • • • • • • Prior • • •

Extract from the Course of Time, . . . Pollok . . 218

Farewell, . . . . . . . . . . Byron . . 168

Forget me not, • • • • • • • • Atom. . . . 199

Funeral Anthem, , , , • • • • • Manian . . 160

Funeral Hymn, . . . . . . . . Heber , , 64

Glenara, • • • • • • • • • • • Campbell . . 247

Heart's Ease, . . . . . . . . . Anon. . . . 9

Heaven, . . . . . . . . . . . Knoa . . . 48

Helvellyn, • • • • • • • • • • Sir W. Scott 185
Human Life, • • • • • • • • • Rogers . .
Imaginary Apostrophe of Buonaparte, . J. Malcolm, Esq. 220
Immortality of the Soul, . . . . . . Caroline Fry
Job's Complaint, • • • • • • • • Dale • . • 7)
Kilmeny, . . . . . . . . . . Hogg . . . 14
Landing of the British Army in Portugal, . Sir W. Scott 97
Liberty, . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper . . 216

Lines on the blank leaf of a Bible, . . . Byron . . 49

Lines written on the Author's Birth-day, : C. Lloyd . .'

Looking at the Cross, . . . . . . . Neuston . . 194

Lord Byron, . . . . . . . . . Pollok . . 56

Lord Ullin's Daughter, ....

Campbell . . 210
Love of God, • • • • •

Kelly . . .'

Lovest thou me ? • • • • • • • • Courpper" . . 166

Matilda, • • • • • • • • • • Jermingham : 22l
Mortality, . . . . . . . . . . Kitor . . . 19

Napoleon's Farewell, . . . . . . . Byron • • 24

Night, . . . . . . . . . . . Montgomery : 17

Ode, . . . . . . . . . . . . Byron . . 249

Oh ! think not my spirits, &c. • • • • Moore . . . 246

On a Tear, . : : : : : : : : : Rogers . . 1 155

On a Tombstone in Cheshire, ... Anon.'. . i 2151

On Prayer, • • • • • • • • • • Coupe : : 50

On receiving Intelligence of a young

Friends'Death in India, . . . . Anton. . . . 12

On the approach of Death, . . . i , H. K. White

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