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LONDON: LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.

THOUGH THOI WADST MADE A GENERAL SURVEY
OF ALL THE BEST OF MEN'S BEST KNOWLEDGES,
AND KNEW SO MUCH AS EVER LEARNING KNEW;
YET DID IT MAKE THEE TRUST THYSELF THE LESS,
AND LESS PRESUME.-AND YET WHEN BEING MOV'
IN PRIVATE TALK TO SPEAK; THOU DIDST BEWRAY
HOW FULLY FRAUGHT THOU WERT WITHIN; AND PROV'D
THAT THOU DIDST KNOW WHATEVER WIT COULD SAY.
WHICH SHOW D THOU HADST NOT BOOKS AS MANY HAVE,
TOR OSTENTATION, BUT FOR USE; AND THAT
THY BOUNTEOUS MEMORY WAS SUCH AS GAVE
A LARGE REVENUE OF THE GOOD IT GAT.
WITNESS SO MANY VOLUMES, WBERETO THOU
HAST SET THY NOTES UNDER THY LEARNED BAND,
AND MARK'D THEM WITU THAT PRINT, AS WILL SHOW POW
THE POINT OF TFLY CONCEIVING THOUGHTS DID STAND;
THAT NONE WOULD THINK, IF ALL THY LIFE HAD BEEN
TURN'D INTO LEISURE, THOU COULDST HAVE ATTAIN'D
SO MUCH OF TIME, TO HAVE PERUS'DAND SEEN
SO MANY VOLUMES THAT SO MUCH CONTAIN D.'

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,

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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,
In them he shall find Elocution
With as good order as may be,
Keeping full close the moralization
Of the trouthe of his great intencion.
Whose name is registered in remembraunce,
For to endure by long continuance."

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