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must be travelled over, though by a more romantic path.

The Editor sincerely wishes that the extent of his obligations to the guiding-stars in the rich wilderness of our national poetry could be more generally known than it is likely to be. To the learning, accuracy, and research of Ellis, he, in common with every adventurer on the same track, remains deeply indebted ; as well as to the vivifying spirit of Campbell, and the indefatigable industry and persevering enthusiasm of Anderson.

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On visiting Melrose after an Absence of 16 Years 103

The Poor Man's Funeral.................................. 104

The Thanksgiving off Cape Trafalgar.....

................. 105

To my Son................................................... 106

Notes to the Sabbath.......................................... 108

BLAIR................

133

Memoir of Robert Blair......................................

ib.

The Grave................

141

SPECIMENS OF SACRED AND Serious POETRY, FROM

CHAUCER TO THE PRESENT DAY...................... 167

Preliminary Observations.................................... 169

CHAUCER..........

.............................................. 175

The Prioress's Tale........................................... 176

The Character of a Good Parson......................

184

Robert HENRYSON....................

188

The Abbey Walk.................

ib.

LORD VAUX...............................

190

Upon his White Hairs.......

ib.

The Aged Lover renounceth Love...........

Robert GREEN............................

193

The Penitent Palmer's Ode..... ................ 194

ROBERT SOUTHWELL...........

.......................... 195

Scorn not the Least............................................ ib.

Times go by Turns.......................................... 196

Upon the Image of Death..

197

SPENSER..............................................................................

199

Hymn to the Saviour....................................... 200

Una followed by the Lion..................................

204

From the Ruins of Time........

.................... 207

The Ministry of Angels..........

................ 209

ALEXANDER HUME.......

.......................... 210

Thanks for a Summer's Day.............................. ib.

SHAKSPEARE ............................................................. 216

Dirge (in Cymbeline)..............

.................................... ib.

Sonnet..............

..................................................... 217

Portia's Speech on Mercy...

........................................ 218

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SIR WALTER RALEIGH............................................ 218

The Soul's Errand.......................................... 219

JOSHUA SYLVESTER........

222

Stanzas from “ All is not Gold that glitters"... ib.

Thomas LODGE............

.................................. 223

Retirement....

224

SIMON WASTELL......

.................. 225

On Man's Mortality...

GILES FLETCHER...............

Mercy in Heaven pleading for the Guilty............ ib.

Justice addressing the Creator......................... 228

Mercy brightening the Rainbow...................... ib.

Christ's Triumph after Death.......................... 230

Phineas FLETCHER.................

233

Happiness of the Shepherd's Life......................... ib.

Hymn.......

235

MICHAEL DRAYTON....

ib.

Moses meeting the Daughters of Jethro, Priest of

Midian.

................. 236

JOHN Donne......................

..................... 240

La Corona...................

.......................... ib.

Hymn to God, my God....................................... 241

SIR HENRY WOTTON................................................. 242

A Meditation.........................

................... 243

Farewell to the Vanities of the World................... ib.

BEN JONSON...........

.......................................... 245

On my First Daughter.............

.................... 246

Epitaph on Elizabeth L. H....

ib.

To Heaven.......

247

To the Holy Trinity ............

ib.

FRANCIS QUARLES.................... ............................. 249

Emblem First............. ................................ 250

Whom have I in Heaven but Thee...................... 251

GEORGE HERBERT.............................................. 252

Virtue.......................................................... 256

Life........................................................... 257

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