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quarian research, though it commences. with a short extract from the poet-herds

man of the seventh century; nor does it profess to give specimens from all the poets with whom our country has been so richly


It simply offers, in accordance with its

title—“gleams" from the divine light which

has shone on our race now for twelve centuries—waxing and waning with the passing years, but never extinct; and though differing in glory in its several manifestations, always a light in which we rejoice.

The selections, though kept together in centuries, are not arranged in strict chronological order, as greater variety was

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