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This work is full of a young man's generous enthusiasm for everything that is beautiful in poetic thought and dainty in expression. The conversational form allows of discursiveness ; and, whatever may be the critical deficiencies of the book, it has the freshness

of youthful delight, and justifies its author's claim of being spontaneous and honest.' »

THE LONDON SPECTATOR of April 22, 1893.

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ROBERT ELLIS THOMPSON, S. T. D.

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“Or, if I would delight my private hours

With music or with poem, where, so soon
As in our native language, can I find
That solace?"-PARADISE REGAINED.

1893.

THIRD EDITION ENLARGED.

PHILADELPHIA:
DAVID MCKAY, PUBLISHER,
23 SOUTH NINTH STREET.

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