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BY A

COUNTRY, CURATE.

“ In brief, acquit thee bravely : play the man.
Look not on pleasures as they come,

but

go.
Defer not the least virtue : life's poor span

Make not an ell, by trifling in thy woe.
-If thou do ill, the joy fades, not the pains ;
If well, the pain doth fade, the joy remains."

HERBERT.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR T. BOYS, LUDGATE-HILL.
Maurice, Printer, Fenchurch Street. DEDICATION.

fection : you

I GLADLY dedicate my little book to you, who first taught me to understand true and pure

affirst told me of His tender love, who hath called himself “ Our Father," and I learn-. ed to comprehend that love, because I felt that it resembled your own.-When I think of you, Memory unlocks for me her cabinet of treasures, telling of a thousand dear associations, which even you may have forgotten, but which I can never forget. While I was yet a child, you proved to me the value of affection's slightest gift ; for a look from you said more to my heart, than the sweetest words which other lips have spoken; this trifling token, then, of my love and gratitude will possess all the value I would fain endue it with; and I know I need scarcely say to my dearest Mother, in thus offering her my volume, May you Like it.

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