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POEMS OF THE INNER LIFE.

POEMS

OF

THE INNER LIFE.

SELECTED

CHIEFLY FROM MODERN AUTHORS.

LONDON:
SAMPSON LOW, SON, AND MARSTON,

MILTON HOUSE, LUDGATE HILL.

1866.

280.71 46.

LONDON: EMILY FAITHFULI, PRINTER IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY,

VICTORIA PRESS, 83A, FARRINGDON STREET, E.C.

DOMINAL
NUSIT:
14. LUMES

PRE FACE.

This volume has been prepared in the hope that it may prove an acceptable addition to the many poetic aids to thought and devotion which already exist, from most of which it differs, both in its general design, and in the range of authors from whom its contents have been derived. It is intended to show forth the deeper meanings of Nature and of Life, giving some of the words of truth and beauty which the poets have spoken concerning that side of our inner life which is turned towards Heaven, and which is lighted by the light of God.

The Poems which it contains have been selected according to a sense of what comes nearest to the heart and mind, in our best and most earnest hours, and what has, therefore, most to do with those spiritual realities which constitute the only true life. And if, amongst the pieces included, there

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