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DET D ESPECTS OF THE HUMAN SPECIES CONSIDERED,
LES 5 STELLECTUAL AND SOCIAL IMPROVEMENT, 199
sap TE DAS WISD.
TO THE NIGHTINGALE,
550 SONNET ON A LAKE NEAR TOBERMOREY,
. 552 ODE WRITTEN ON ENTERING SCOTLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME, THOUGH DESCENDED FROM ITS RACE,
553 FAREWELL ODE ON LEAVING SCOTLAND,
556 AN ALLEGORY,
559 THE WORSHIP OF HEAVEN,
561 “OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN,"
562 LINES SUGGESTED BY THE THOUGHT OF THE ALMOST INCREDULOUS
SURPRISE THE CHRISTIAN WILL FEEL ON FINDING HIMSELF
563 THE CROSS OF CHRIST,
565 PSALM THE FIRST,
567 PSALM THE SECOND,
568 PSALM THE NINETEENTH,
569 PSALM THE TWENTY-THIRD,
571 PSALM THE TWENTY-FOURTH,
572 PSALM THE FORTY-FIFTH,
573 PSALM THE FORTY-SEVENTH,
. 575 PSALM THE SEVENTY-SECOND,
576 PSALM THE EIGHTY-FOURTH,
579 PSALM THE EIGHTY-SEVENTH,
581 PSALM THE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SEVENTH,
582 PSALM THE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SECOND,
584 PSALM THE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH,
TO THE REVEREND JOHN ELY,
MINISTER OF EAST-PARADE CHAPEL, LEEDS.
MY DEAREST FRIEND,
Accept the Dedication of this Volume. I wish its Inscription to testify my sense of Worth and Integrity which I have rarely known equalled, and have never found surpassed. We began life together. We chose our Profession with a distinct understanding of the disadvantages which we must endure. There were other paths that we might have followed, those of lettered fame and scientific investigation, but our principles excluded us. The learned leisure which we should have coveted for its own sake, the opportunity of cultivating polite literature the charms of which were early felt by both, our present active requirements forbid. But we have not, for a moment, rued our Youthful Vow. Even these poor Flowers, wildings,-plucked in haste,—I should loathe and trample, could I think that any duty of the Holy Office had been neglected while I gathered them. I have no confidence that to the most partial kindness they can present any bloom, or breathe any fragrance, save for a few short days: their chief value to me is that they enable me to bind a little Wreath,—though they wither in the offering, --in token and in memory of a Friendship, which has survived the course, and sustained the proof, of Thirty Years.
Believe me, Dear Ely,
Your ever attached and faithful Friend,
Leeds, April 5th, 1841.