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1850

V14

5727C

Southey, Robert

SOUTHEY'S

COMMON-PLACE BOOK.

Fourth Series.

ORIGINAL MEMORANDA, ETC.

EDITED

BY HIS SON-IN-LAW,

JOHN WOOD WARTER, B. D.

LONDON:

LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMANS.

1851.

"THOUGH THOU HADST MADE A GENERAL SURVEY
OF ALL THE BEST OF MEN'S BEST KNOWLEDGES,
AND KNEW SO MUCH AS EVER LEARNING KNEW;
YET DID IT MAKE THEE TRUST THYSELF THE LESS,
AND LESS PRESUME. AND YET WHEN BEING MOV'D
IN PRIVATE TALK TO SPEAK; THOU DIDST BEWRAY
HOW FULLY FRAUGHT THOU WERT WITHIN; AND PROV'D

THAT THOU DIDST KNOW WHATEVER WIT COULD SAY.
WHICH SHOW'D THOU HADST NOT BOOKS AS MANY HAVE,
FOR OSTENTATION, BUT FOR USE; AND THAT

THY BOUNTEOUS MEMORY WAS SUCH AS GAVE

A LARGE REVENUE OF THE GOOD IT GAT.

WITNESS SO MANY VOLUMES, WHERETO THOU

HAST SET THY NOTES UNDER THY LEARNED HAND,

AND MARK'D THEM WITH THAT PRINT, AS WILL SHOW HOW

THE POINT OF THY CONCEIVING THOUGHTS DID STAND;
THAT NONE WOULD THINK, IF ALL THY LIFE HAD BEEN
TURN'D INTO LEISURE, THOU COULDST HAVE ATTAIN'D
SO MUCH OF TIME, TO HAVE PERUS'D AND SEEN
SO MANY VOLUMES THAT SO MUCH CONTAIN'D."

DANIEL. Funeral Poem upon the Death of the late Noble Earl of
Devonshire.-" WELL-LANGUAGED DANIEL," as BROWNE calls
him in his "BRITANNIA'S PASTORALS," was one of Southey's
favourite Poets.

JOHN WOOD WARTER.

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