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PENCILLED PASSAGES.

“Let every book-worm, when in any fragment
he discovers a sentence, a story, an illustration that
does his heart good, hasten to give it.”

COLERIDGE.

Published for the Benefit of the Asylum for Idiots.

LONDON:

JAMES NISBET AND CO., BERNERS STREET.

1857.

PREFACE.

In the course of more than twenty years' reading, I have been in the habit of pencilling, in the margin of my books, such passages as I have thought either particularly interesting or beautiful, the re-perusal of which has given me pleasure. In the hope that such feeling may extend to others, they are now offered in a collected form; and I take the opportunity to thank those parties who have kindly permitted me to make extracts from their works. I lay no claim to originality, as, in the words of Montaigne, “I have here only made a garland of choice flowers; I bring nothing of my own but the thread that binds them."

B.S.

FOREST HILL,

June, 1857.

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SPARE Minutes. Anonymous
He shall fly away as a Dream. Anonymous
The Sabbath. Mrs. Hemans
Time. Colton......
Night. Rev. R. H. Barham
Keepsakes. Noctes Ambrosianæ, from Blackwood's Magazine..
Farewell Bequests. Mrs. Abdy
The Bride. Washington Irving..
The Child and the Dewdrops.
The Grave. Washington Irving
The Home of Childhood. Mrs. Ellis
The Character of Wilberforce. Anonymous
A Butterfly. Rogers
Poetry. Calder Campbell
London and Country Life. Anonymous
The Grave. Bernard Barton...
Memory. Rev. H. Melvill
The Holly Tree. Southey
Antiquities. Grant
The Drop of Water. Anonymous
Proof of Design. Anonymous.
A Thought. Anonymous
The Past and Present Times. Macaulay
To a Dying Child. R. Shelton Mackenzie, LL.D.
Prosperity and Adversity. Lord Bacon....

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