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THE

MOUNTAIN PROPHET, THE MINE,

AND OTHER POEMS.

THE

MOUNTAIN PROPHET, THE MINE,

AND OTHER POEMS.

BY

JOHN HARRIS,
AUTHOR OF “LAYS FROM THE MINE, THE MOOR, AND THE

MOUNTAIN,"
“THE LAND'S END, KYNANCE COVE, AND OTHER POEMS."

“HAIL, Son of God, Saviour of men! Thy name

Shall be the copious matter of my song
Henceforth, and never shall my harp Thy praise
Forget, nor from Thy Father's praise disjoin.”

MILTON'S PARADISE LOST, book iii.

LONDON:
ALEXANDER HEYLIN, 28, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1860.

280.26. 2457

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PREFACE.

The author has little to offer in defence of the publication of these simple productions. Most of the pieces in the present volume have been written in the sacred light of his evening fire-side, and often when his little children have been sitting on his knees. He claims nothing more for them than that which has already been granted for his former publications,--the humble merit of originality and simplicity. Having received a small talent from the great Giver of all, he feels it to be his duty to employ it for His glory and humbly give it back to Him. Many of the pictures, both in the blank verse and also in the smaller poems, are not mere imaginary paintings, but real facts and living incidents in the brief history of his life. Thus, through many difficulties, he once more ventures to come before the public. 7, WELLINGTON TERRACE, FALMOUTII,

September 22nd, 1860.

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