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OR,

COLLOQUIES

ON THE

PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS

OF

SOCIETY.

BY

ROBERT SOUTHEY, Esq., LL.D.

POET LAUREATE,

HONORARY MEMBER OP TIJE ROYAL SPANISIT ACADEMY, OP THE ROYAL SPANISIT ACADEMY OF HISTORY,
OP THR ROYAL INSTITUTE OF THE NETHERLANDS, OP THE CYMMRODORION, OF TUE MASSA-

CHUSETTS MISTORICAL SOCIETY, OF THE AMERICAN ANTIQUARIAN SOCIETY,
OP THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY, OP THE BRISTOL PHILOSOPHICAL
AND LITERARY SOCIETY, OP THE METROPOLITAN
INSTITUTION, OP TRE PHILOMATUITO

INSTITUTION, &c.

RESPICE, ASPICE, PROSPICE.ST. BERNARD.

WITH PLATES.

THE SECOND EDITION, IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON :
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

MDCCCXXXI.

9.0.4

*Η ζητώ ανθρώπους αρέσκειν.-GALATIANS I. 10. “Ωστε εχθρός υμών γέγονα αληθεύων υμίν.-GA LATIANS IV. 16.

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DEDICATION.

TO THE MEMORY

OF

THE REVEREND HERBERT HILL,

Formerly Student of Christ Church, Oxford: successirely Chaplain to the British Factories al Porto and at Lisbon ; and late Rector of Streatham; toho was released from this life,

Sept. 19, 1823, 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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