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WAYSIDE AMUSEMENTS

OF A WORKING LIFE,

EDITED BY

BENJAMIN HALL KENNEDY, D.D.,

CANON OF ELY,

BIBLIOTHECY

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THEOCR. Id. IX. 33.

ODLELANEY

London:
GEORGE BELL AND SONS.
CAMBRIDGE: DEIGHTON, BELL AND CO.

1877

300

g. 59.

Cambridge: PRINTED BY C. J. CLAY, M.A.

AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS.

TO THE MEMORY

OF

WILLIAM SELWYN, D.D.,

LATE THE LADY MARGARET'S PROFESSOR OF DIVINITY

IN THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

AND CANON OF ELY,

THIS VOLUME IS DEDICATED

AS A RECORD OF LONG AND SINCERE FRIENDSHIP.

To Mrs SELWYN.

MY DEAR MRS SELWYN,

With your kind consent I have dedicated this volume to the memory of your husband. It is the fruit of tastes congenial with his own; and a few pieces (the 'Rock of Ages' for one) were translated in compliance with his desire. All his friends know-what his skilful versions of Enoch Arden and Genevieve have shown to classical readers—the pleasure he took in these harmless amusements of a scholar's spare minutes. He had, like myself, his serious and laborious occupations. Such to him were his Cambridge Lectures as the Lady Margaret's Professor, his Ely Sermons, his share in the Revision of the Old Testament, his attendance in Convocation, his editions of Eusebius and Origen. Verse composition, whether English, Latin or Greek, was in his, as in my case, only the occasional unstringing of the mental bow. And how much of peril to vital and to intellectual strength results from keeping that bow continually strung at the same tension and intent on the same objects, I have noticed during a long life in many sad examples. But neither to him, nor to myself, has versifying, though a pleasant pastime, been

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