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OR,

COLLOQUIES

ON

THE PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS

OF

SOCIETY.

BY

ROBERT SOUTHEY, Esq. LL.D.

POET LAUREATE,

HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY, OF THE ROYAL SPANISH ACADEMY OF HISTORY,
OF THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF THE NETHERLANDS, OF THE CYMMKODORIOX, OP THE MASSA-

CHUSETTS HISTORICAL SOCIETY, OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY,
OF THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, OP THE BRISTOL PHILOSOPHICAL

AND LITERARY SOCIETY, OF THE METROPOLITAN
INSTITUTION, OF THE PHILOMATHIC

INSTITUTION, &c.

RESPICE, ASPICE, PROSPICE.-St. Bernard,

WITH PLATES.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

MDCCCXXIX.

CORD
LIERARY

"Η ζητώ ανθρώπους αρέσκειν ;-GALATIANS, I. 10. Ωστε εχθρός υμών γέγονα αληθεύων υμίν ;-GALATIANS,1V. 16.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. ROWORTH, DELL YARD,

TEMPLE BAR.

DEDICATION.

TO THE MEMORY

OF

THE REVEREND HERBERT HILL,

FORMERLY STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD: SUCCESSIVELY
CHAPLAIN TO THE BRITISH FACTORIES AT PORTO AND AT
LISBON ; AND LATE RECTOR OF STREATHAM; WHO
WAS RELEASED FROM THIS LIFE, SEPT. 19, 1828,

IN THE 80TH YEAR OF HIS AGE.

Not upon marble or sepulchral brass
Have I the record of thy worth inscribed,
Dear Uncle ! nor from Chantrey's chisel ask'd
A monumental statue, which might wear
Thro' many an age thy venerable form.
Such tribute, were I rich in this world's wealth,
Should rightfully be rendered, in discharge
Of grateful duty, to the world evinced
When testifying so by outward sign
Its deep and inmost sense. But what I can
Is rendered piously, prefixing here
Thy perfect lineaments, two centuries
Before thy birth by Holbein's happy hand
Prefigured thus. It is the portraiture

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