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Garnered Treasures

FROM THE POETS.

Not the least among the blessings,

Which around our pathway throng,
Lifting us above earth's level,

Is the poet's gift of song.

PHILADELPHIA:
FRIENDS' BOOK ASSOCIATION,

706 Arch Street.

1878.

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PREFACE.

HE readers of Friends' Intelligencer have so often

expressed their appreciation of the poetry which

has from time to time appeared in its columns, that the editors have been induced to collect into a volume some of its best original and selected pieces.

They do not assume that this collection is superior in poetic merit to many that have preceded it; but it contains some original poetry of simple beauty, and nothing, they believe, at variance with a pure and healthful religious sentiment.

It is offered in the hope that it may prove acceptable to many

households. The names or initials of the authors are not always given, having been omitted when previously published, and it was found impossible to supply this deficiency in all cases.

WOR 19 FEB'36

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