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WHEN FIRST THINE EYES UNVEIL, GIVE THY SOUL LEAVE
TO DO THE LIKE; OUR BODIES BUT FORERUN
UNTO THEIR GOD AS FLOWERS DO TO THE SUN:
WALK WITH THY FELLOW-CREATURES: NOTE THE NUSI
AND WHISPERINGS AMONG THEM. NOT A SPRING OR LEAF BUT HATH HIS MORNING HYMN; BACH BUSH
AND OAK DOTU KNOW I AM. CANST THOU NOT SING? 0, LEAVE THY CARES AND POLLIES! GO THIS WAY, AND THOU ART SURE TO PROSPER ALL THE DAY.
Prapers and Meditations
for Private Use;
From the Turitings of the Divines
of the Anglican Church.
Vicar of IWitley.
James Burns, Portman Street.
o write a recommendatory preface to a book of devotions is a somewhat perplexing task ; it is a subject on which
so much may be said, and yet so very little need be said. If there is a work which can recommend itself, one which
it seems almost presumptuous
to speak for, it is a manual of this sort,
,-a book of prayers—a guide to the presence-chamber of the Almighty-a collection of “ words” for sinners to take with them, and turn to the Lord :—and though much may be written, and very profitably too, on the subject of prayer, its blessedness, its dignity, its efficacy, the comfort ot using it, the danger of neglecting