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price 35. 6d. each, (sold separately,)

LIFE LIGHTS OF SONG.

a Seiection of Poetry,

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

COMPRISING

Songs of God and Nature.
Songs of Love and Brotherhood.
Songs of Life and Labour.
Songs of Worth and Honour.
Songs of Home and Fatherland.

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HILE numerous Selections of Poetry

have been published—some to indicate

the thought of the age, others the peculiar styles of the authors; some to exhibit beauty of sentiment, and others merely to afford subjects for pictorial illustration-few have appeared

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possessing a definite and practical life-purpose. The object of the present Selection is eminently didactic—to bring the charms of poesy and the memory of its expression to bear on the conduct and character. The first volume refers to the reverential relations that ought to subsist between man and nature and the God of nature; the second, to man's duties of love and benevolence to his fellow-men; the third, to the realities of the life and labour in which all must engage; the fourth, to the ever-guiding principles of truth and honour; and the last, to those ennobling sentiments which link mankind to their homes, hearths, and fatherlands. The aim is to embrace a circle of Life-duty, without descending to details—to enlist the attractions of poesy where the precepts of prose might fail to inculcate.

Song from baser thoughts should win us;

Song should charm us out of woe;
Song should stir the heart within us

Like a patriot's friendly blow.
“ Pains and pleasures, all man doeth,

War and peace, and right and wrong,
All things that the soul subdueth

Should be vanquish'd, too, by Song.
Song should

spur

the mind to duty, Nerve the weak, and stir the strong : Every deed of truth and beauty

Should be crown'd by starry Song !”.

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In every instance, the best and most catholic
pieces that lay within the reach of the compiler
have been chosen. While avoiding high ideal
flights that might lie beyond the comprehension
of ordinary readers, he has been equally careful
in excluding mere rhymes that would fail to
attract, or, from their inferiority, cease to be
remembered. The volumes have been produced
in a form at once elegant and available-in a

а
form that may be perused with pleasure in the
parlour, carried with convenience in the pocket,
or read with delight in the fields.

Though published as a Series, each volume,
having an independent aim, can be purchased
as a separate work. The issue will take place
during the ensuing winter - the first volume
early in November, and the second early in
December; the others at monthly intervals in
February, March, and April, 1864

WILLIAM P NIMMO, EDINBURGH & GLASGOW.

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Printed at the BALLANTYNE PRESS.

In Foolscap 8vo, printed on toned paper, elegantly
bound in cloth extra, gilt, gilt edges, price 38. 6d. each, or in

morocco antique, price 6s. 6d. each.
Henry W. Longfellow's Poetical Works.

With fine Portrait on Steel, and Six full-page Illustrations and Vignette

Title Page.
Sir Walter Scott's Poetical Works.

With fine Portrait on Steel, and Six full-page Illustrations and Viguette

Title Page.
Lord Byron's Poetical Works.

With fine Portrait on Steel, and Six full-page Illustrations and Vignette

Title Page.
Thomas Moore's Poetical Works.

With fine Portrait on Steel, and Six full-page Illustrations and Vignette

Title Page.
William Wordsworth's Poetical Works.

With fine Portrait on Steel, and Six full-page Illustrations and Vignette

Title Page.
William Cowper's Poetical Works.

With fine Portrait on Steel, and Six full-page Illustrations and Vignette

Title Page.
John Milton's Poetical Works.

With fine Portrait on Steel, and Six full-page Illustrations and Vignette
Title Page.

Others in preparation.
These are the finest Editions of “The Poets" in the market
at the price. They form handsome and suitable School Prizes and Gift

Books, either in cloth or morocco.

Also fine Edition of the above in Crown 8vo, printed on fine paper,

with border lines in red, with fine Steel Portrait and eight
full-page Engravings, bound in cloth extra, gilt, gilt edges,
price 6s. each ; or in morocco antique, 10s. 6d. each.

WILLIAM P. NIMMO, EDINBURGH.
The Trade can be supplied without Commission from the London Wholesale

Houses.

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