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“Thou art gone to the grave, and whole nations bemoan

thee,
Who caught from thy lips the glad tidings of peace;
Yet grateful, they still in their hearts shall enthrone thee,

And ne'er shall thy name from their memories cease.

Thou art gone to the grave; but thy work shall not perish,

That work which the spirit of wisdom hath blest;
His strength shall sustain it, his comforts shall cherish,

And make it to prosper, though thou art at rest.'

BOSTON,
LEONARD C, BO W L E S.

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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, to wit.

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the thirtieth day of December, A D. 1830, in the fifty fourth year of the Indepen. dence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Leonard C. Bowles, of the said district, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims proprietor, in the words following, to wit.

Biography of Reginald Heber, Lord Bishop of Calcutta. Abridged for the use of young persons. “Thou art gone to the grave, and whole nations bemoan

thee, Who caught from thy lips the glad tidings of peace; Yet grateful they still in their hearts shall enthrone thee, And ne'er shall thy name from their memories cease. Thou art gone to the grave; but thy work shall not

perish, That work which the spirit of wisdom hath blest; His strength shall sustain it, his comforts shall cherish, And make it to prosper, though thou art at rest.'

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning. by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during ihe times therein mentioned,' and also to an act entitled, 'an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encour agement of learning, by securirg the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other priats.' JNO, W. DAVIS. { Clerk of the district

DAVIS, R of Massachusetts.

PREFACE.

The character of the late Bishop Heber, as a man, a Christian, and a minister of the gospel, is well known to our religious community. It has the rare distinction of being held in affectionate remembrance by Christians of every name in this country and in his native land.

The Compiler of this volune has thought that some memorial of the talents and virtues of so eminent and excellent a person, adapted to the use of young people, would be interesting and acceptable to the christian public. He has, accordingly, endeavored to bring together in a narrow compass, the principal events in Bishop Heber's life, which are calculated to illustrate his character, and at the same time, to engage the attention of the youthful reader. He disclaims all pretensions to originality. He has done little more than abridge the voluminous • Life of Bishop Heber, by his Widow,' and add such extracts from his letters and journals in India, as seemed adapted to the purpose of the present work.

It is scarcely necessary to say that in preparing for juvenile readers the biography of a man so free from sectarian views as Bishop Heber, the Compiler has aimed to exclude everything, which could interfere with the reli. gious opinions of any sincere Christian. He now offers

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