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HYMNS OF THE AGES.
SELECTIONS FROM WITHER, CRASHAW, SOUTHWELL,
HABINGTON, AND OTHER SOURCES.
TICKNOR AND FIELDS.
HALVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860,
BY TICKNOR AND Fields,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
HE favor with which the first series of
Hymns of the Ages was received, has led us to prepare a second, including, with hymns of a like character, many others which the plan of that forced us unwillingly to reject.
For the previous volume we sought such utterances as in their gentle mysticism embodied a religious sentiment, fitted to console and soothe, to bind up broken reeds: in the present, our purpose beingʻrather to strengthen the reeds that they may not break, and haply bend them into use, — we have given with less sentiment, more religious thought.
Because both of their obscurity and striking merit, large selections are presented from verse