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ESSAYS AND THOUGHTS

ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS,

AND FROM

VARIOUS AUTHORS, &c.

TOGETHER WITH

NINE PAPERS FROM THE

OLLA PODRIDA;

AND

POEMS.

BY THE RIGHT KEVEREND
GEORGE HORNE, D. D.

LATE LORD BISKUP. OF NORWICH.

:

THE Mind, dispatch'd "pón het busy' töil,

Should range where Providence has blest the soil;

Visiting ev'ry flow'r with labour meet,

And gathering all her treasures sweet by sweet,

She should imbue the tongue with what she sips,

And shed the balmy blessing on the lips,

That good diffus'd may more abundant grow,

And speech may praise the Pow'r that bids it flow.

COWPER'S CONVERSATION.

London:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,
No. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

1808

LENOX

NCX LIBRAR
NEWYORK

T. Curson Hansard, Printer
Peterborough-Court,
Fleet-Street.

PREFACE.

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THE Apophthegms and Maxims of Persons remarkable for their learning, wisdom, and piety, have ever been considered as ranking amongst the choicest treasures of literature: those of, Bishop Horne, first printed under. the title of Essays AND THOUGHTS on Various Subjects, and from Various Authors, &c.", at the end of his Life, by JONES, are certainly amongst the most valuable, not only on account of the importance of the instruction contained in them, but for the manner in which it is conveyed, being often in the most easy and familiar style, and sometimes with a humour and facetiousness peculiar to the Bishop. Mr. JONES, his lordship's chaplain and intimate friend, in the Prefatory Epistle to his Life, addressed to the late WILLIAM STEVENS, Esq. says, "I have heard it observed of him by a gen"tleman, who never was suspected of a want of

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