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FREDERICK WARNE AND CO.,

BEDFORD STREET, STRAND.

New York: SCRIBNER, WELFORD & ARMSTRONG.

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l. 106.

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HIS volume makes no pretension to anti

quarian research, though it commences. with a short extract from the poet-herds

man of the seventh century; nor does it

profess to give specimens from all the poets

with whom our country has been so richly

dowered.

It simply offers- in accordance with its

title—"gleams” from the divine light which

has shone on our race now for twelve cen

turies-waxing and waning with the passing years, but never extinct; and though differing in glory in its several manifestations, always a light in which we rejoice.

The selections, though kept together in centuries, are not arranged in strict chronological order, as greater variety was

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