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THE

WREATH;

A

COLLECTION OF POEMS,

FROM

CELEBRATED ENGLISH AUTHORS.

NEW-YORK:

PUBLISHED BY W. B. GILLEY AND H. I. MEGAREY.

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A

1886, June 25,

Gift of

Henry G. Denny,

of Boston.

CONTENTS.

THE MINSTREL.-Beattie,

"Ah! who can tell how hard it is to climb."

THE GRAVE.-Blair,

"Whilst some affect the sun, and some the shade." ELEGY, On the Death of Lady Coventry.-Mason, 80 "The mid-night clock has toll'd-and, hark, the bell." HYMN, from Psalm 148.-Ogilvie,

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Begin, my soul, the exalted lay."

THE FIRE-SIDE.-Cotton,

DEATH.-Dr. Porteus,

"Dear Chloe, while the busy crowd."

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"Friend to the wretch whom every friend forsakes." THE PASSIONS.-Collins,

"When Music, heavenly maid, was young."

DESPONDENCY.—Burns,

"Oppress'd with grief, oppress'd with care." ON SLAVERY.-Cowper,

"But, ah! what wish can prosper, or what prayer."

HYMN ON SOLITUDE.-Thompson,

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"Hail, mildly pleasing Solitude." HYMN TO DARKNESS.-Yalden,

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"When lovely woman stoops to folly." EDWIN AND ANGELINA.-Goldsmith, "Turn, gentle Hermit of the dale."

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"Darkness, thou first great parent of us all." STANZAS ON WOMAN.-Goldsmith,

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ELEGY, written in a CountryChurch-yard. Gray, 127 "The curfew tolls the knell of parting day." ODE TO LEVEN WATER.-Smollet,

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"On Leven's Banks, while free to rove." BEAM OF TRANQUILLITY.-Moore,

"A beam of tranquillity smil'd in the West." A CANADIAN BOAT SONG.-Moore,

"Faintly as tolls the evening chime." MAN WAS MADE TO MOURN.-Burns, "When chill November's surly blast." O'CONNOR'S CHILD, or the Flower of love lies

bleeding.-Campbell,

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"Arm'd with thy sad last gift-the power to die." HYMN ON THE SEASONS.-Thomson,

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"These, as they change, Almighty Father!" THE HERMIT.-Parnell,

"Far in a wild, unknown to public view."

THE TRAVELLER, or a Prospect of Society.

Goldsmith,

"Remote, unfriended, melancholy, slow.' ,

THE HERMIT.-Beattie,

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"Oh! once the Harp of Innisfail."

THE SOLDIER'S DREAM,-Campbell.

"Our bugles sang truce-for the night cloud had low'r'd." THE DYING NEGRO.-Day,

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"At the close of the day when the hamlet is still."

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BOAT SONG.-Scott,

"Hail to the chief who in triumph advances." THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE.-Thomson, "O mortal man, who livest here by toil."

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