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FOR

Young Persons:

ARRANGED FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS,

AS A COMPANION OR SEQUEL TO

MISS TAYLOR'S ORIGINAL POEMS.

Unsullied treasures, with no dross combined-
Unsullied treasures of th' immortal mind,
Long sigh'd-for volumes, stored with Truths Divine,
And Fancy's richest flowers, ye all are mine.-BLACKETT.

VOL 1.

LONDON :
PRINTED FOR HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO.,

33, PATERNOSTER-ROW.

MDCCCXXXV.

134.

Entered at Stationers' Wall.

KIDDERMINSTER:
ARTHUR BROUGH, PRINTER.

PREFACE.

NOTWITHSTANDING the numerous selections of Poetry extant, many of which possess considerable merit, it appears to the Editor of these volumes, that a collection of Poems arranged so as to be especially adapted for the use of Schools and Young Persons has long been a desideratum.

Of those hitherto published, the greater part contain pieces which the Parent or Teacher cannot with propriety put into the hands of the young; whilst others are so exclusively theological, as to be more adapted for the closet than for general use.

To obviate these objections, care has been taken in the arrangement of this selection to adopt the plan of Miss Taylor, who has in such an admirable manner made poetry the

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