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ARRANGED FROM VARIOUS AUTHORS,
AS A COMPANION OR SEQUEL TO
MISS TAYLOR'S ORIGINAL POEMS.
Unsullied treasures, with no dross combined-
Long sigh'd-for volumes, stored with Truths Divine,
PRINTED FOR HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO.,
NOTWITHSTANDING the numerous selections of Poetry extant, many of which possess considerable merit, it appears to the Editor of these volumes, that a collection of Poems arranged so as to be especially adapted for the use of Schools and Young Persons has long been a desideratum.
Of those hitherto published, the greater part contain pieces which the Parent or Teacher cannot with propriety put into the hands of the young; whilst others are so exclusively theological, as to be more adapted for the closet than for general use.
To obviate these objections, care has been taken in the arrangement of this selection to adopt the plan of Miss Taylor, who has in such an admirable manner made poetry the
pleasing mode of imparting religious and moral instruction, and to whose excellent volumes it is intended as a suitable companion or sequel.
In stating the latter circumstance, the Editor begs it may not be understood as arising from any wish to compete with Miss Taylor's work, but from a humble hope, that as her "ORIGINAL POEMS" have been so eminently useful to " Infant Minds," so these "FLOWERS OF POETRY" may in some degree prove acceptable and useful to "Young Persons."
1. Little Flora's Song. By T. K. Hervey
3. Charity. By Bowles
4. Who loves me best? By M. A. Browne
5. To two young Ladies. By Bloomfield
7. Lo, the Lilies of the Field. By Bishop Heber
9. The Forget-me-Not. By C. F. Edgar
11. The World. By the Princess Amelia
12. Birds. By C. W. Thompson
13. Youth. Anonymous
14. The Butterfly's Ball. By Roscoe
15. To a Friend. By Southey
16. Religion. Anonymous
17. Three Young Shepherdesses. By Mrs. H. More
18. The Dove. By Moore .