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Dorae Sacrae.

WHEN FIRST THINE EYES UNVEIL, GIVE THY SOUL LEAVE

TO DO THE LIKE; OUR BODIES BUT FORERUN
THE SPIRIT'S DUTY: TRUE HEARTS SPREAD AND HEAVE

UNTO THEIR GOD AS FLOWERS DO TO THE SUN:
GIVE HIM THY FIRST THOUGHTS THEN; SO SHALT THOU KEEP
HIM COMFANY ALL DAY, AND IN HIM SLEEP.

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.

HENRY VAUGHAN.

1695.

Dorae Sacrae.

Prapers and Meditations

for Private Use;

From the Turitings of the Divines

of the Anglican Church.

with
An Introduction

by the
Reb. John Chandler, M.A.

Vicar of IWitley.

London:

James Burns, Portman Street.

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Introduction.

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

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