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THE

Sunday Book Of Poetry

SELECTED AND ARRANGE!! BY

C. F. ALEXANDER

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AUTHOR OF HYMNS FOR LITTLE CHILDREN, ETC,

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PREFACE

'I ""HE present volume will, it is hoped, be found to contain a selection of Sacred Poetry, of such a character as can be placed with profit and pleasure in the hands of intelligent children from eight to fourtpea years,of, ag£f bolji. cut ^undays and at other iinjo^ V v »- -

It may be well fr/ij jh-5 Compiler to make some remarks upon the principles • which have been adopted in the prescnt-scl<?ction, » -,.

Dr. Johnson has -said-that '•the word Sacred should never be applied but where some reference may be made to a higher Being, or where some duty is exacted, or implied." The Compiler believes she has selected few poems wh<5se insertion may not be justified by this definition, though several perhaps may not be of such a nature as are popularly termed sacred. Those which appear under the division of the Incarnate Word, and of Praise, and Prayer, are of course

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