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BOSTON:
JAMES R. OSGOOD AND COMPANY,
LATE TICKNOR AND FIELDS, AND Fields, OsGOOD, & Co.

1877.

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GIFT

Menill
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860,

By TickNOR AND Fields,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

G8
1877
v.2

PREFACE.

THE favor with which the first series of

1 Hymns of the Ages was received, has led
us to prepare a second, including, with hymns
of a like character, many others which the plan
of that forced us unwillingly to reject.

For the previous volume we sought such utter-
ances as in their gentle mysticism embodied a
religious sentiment, fitted to console and soothe,
to bind up broken reeds : in the present, our pur-
pose being rather to strengthen the reeds that they
may not break, and haply bend them into use, —
we have given with less sentiment, more religious
thought.

Because both of their obscurity and striking
merit, large selections are presented from verse-

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GIFT

. Menill
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860,

BY TICKNOR AND FIELDS,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

G8

1877 via

PREFACE.

THE favor with which the first series of

1 Hymns of the Ages was received, has led us to prepare a second, including, with hymns of a like character, many others which the plan of that forced us unwillingly to reject.

For the previous volume we sought such utterances as in their gentle mysticism embodied a religious sentiment, fitted to console and soothe, to bind up broken reeds: in the present, our purpose being rather to strengthen the reeds that they may not break, and haply bend them into use, we have given with less sentiment, more religious thought.

Because both of their obscurity and striking merit, large selections are presented from verse

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