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BY
MARTIN FARQUHAR TUPPER, D:C:L:, F:R:S:,

OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD.

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Proverbial Philosophy

FIRST SERIES.

Prefatorg.

Thouyhts that have tarried in my mind, and peopled

its inner chanabers, The sober ehildren of reason, or desultory train of

fancy; Clear running wine of conviction, with the scum and

the lees of speculation; Corn from the sheaves of science, with stubble from

mine own garner : Searenings after Truth, that have tracked her secret

lodes, And come up again to the surface-world, with a know

ledge grounded deeper ; Arguments of high scope, that have soared to the key

stone of heaven, And thence have swooped to their certain mark, as the

falcon to its quarry; The fruits I have gathered of prudence, the ripened har

vest of my musings,

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