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POEMS OF RELIGIOUS SORROW,
COMFORT, COUNSEL, AND
ASPIRATION

SELECTED BY-

FRANCIS JAMES CHILD

“'Tis Life whereof our nerves are scant,
Oh life, not death, for which we pant;
More Life, and fuller, that I want.”

“I am come that they might have life, and
that they might have it more abundantly.”

BOSTON AND NEW YORK
Houghton, MIFFLIN AND COMPANY
@the Wiiucrgite pregg, Cambridge

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PUBLISHERS' NOTE.

THE present edition of this book is a reissue of that published in 1866, which was enlarged from a previous edition. The compiler in his brief preface then stated: “It is necessary to say that the titles given to some of the pieces are not those of the authors, and that, having a practical object in view, I have often taken only so much of a poem as answered my purpose. But in no instance have the words of an author been altered, though there are phrases here and there which I do not approve.”

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