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POEMS OF THE INNER LIFE.

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LONDON:
SAMPSON LOW, SON, AND MARSTON,

MILTON HOUSE, LUDGATE HILL.

1866.

280.j. 46.

LONDON:

EMILY FAITHFULL, PRINTER IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY,

VICTORIA PRESS, 83A, FARRINGDON STREET, E.C.

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PREFACE.

This volume has been prepared in the hope that it may prove an acceptable addition to the many poetic aids to thought and devotion which already exist, from most of which it differs, both in its general design, and in the range of authors from whom its contents have been derived. It is intended to show forth the deeper meanings of Nature and" of Life, giving some of the words of truth and beauty which the poets have spoken concerning that side of our inner lífè which is turned towards Heaven, and which is lighted by the light of God.

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The Poems which it contains have been selected according

ense of what comes nearest to the heart and mind, in our best and most earnest hours, and what has, therefore, most to do with those spiritual realities which constitute the only true life. And if, amongst the pieces included, there

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