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LETTERS

FROM

NEW-YORK.

FROM

NEW-YORK.

BY MARIA CHILD.

AUTHOR OF “ THE MOTHER'S BOOK,”

" “ THE GIRL'S BOOK,"
“ PHILOTHEA," &c.

“ We receive but what we give,
And in our life alone does Nature live.
Ours is her wedding-garment, ours her shroud!

And would we aught behold of higher worth,
Than that inanimate cold world, allowed
To the poor loveless ever-anxious crowd,

Ah ! from the soul itself must issue forth
A light, a glory, a fair luminous cloud

Enveloping the Earth :
And from the soul itself must there be sent

A sweet and potent voice of its own birth,
Of all sweet sounds the life and element."

COLERIDGE.

LONDON:

RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.

Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesip.

1843.

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