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THOUGH THOI WADST MADE A GENERAL SURVEY
DANIEL. Funeral Poem upon the Death of the late Noble Earl of
Devonshire.-“WELL-LANGUAGED DANIEL.," as BROWNE calls him in his “ Britannia's PASTORALS," was one of Southey's favourite Poets.
JOUN WOOD WARTER,
NEXPECTED and accidental circumstances have entailed
upon me the publication of the lamented Southey's Com
MON-Place Book. Had it been committed to my hands
AG in the first instance, I should probably have made an arrangement somewhat different ; — as it is, I carry out, as far as I am enabled to do, the arrangement which is detailed in the publisher's Prospectus.
I am the Editor of the present volume, complete in itself, from p. 310; — and those who are conversant in literary investigation, will make allowance for such errors as have escaped me. As far as my limited reading, and the resources of a private library, permitted, I have investigated doubtful passages, and have corrected imperfect references. Nothing but reverence for the honoured name of Southey would have induced me, with my clerical calls and studies, to have entered upon the work. The difficulty of carrying it out only, shows the wonderful stores, the accumulated learning, and the unlimited research, of the excellently single-hearted, the devout, and gifted Collector. Most truly may it be said of him, in the words of Stephen Hawes, in his “ PastiME OF Pleasure,”-speaking of Master LIDGATE, –
" And who his bokes list to hear or see,