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ESSAYS AND THOUGHTS

ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS,

AND FROM

VARIOUS AUTHORS, &c.

TOGETHER WITA

N'IVE PAPERS FROM THE

OLLA PODRIDA;

AXD

POEMS.

BY THE RIGHT AETEREX)
GEORGE HORNE, D. D.
LATE LORD BISAVPE OF NORWICH.

THE Mind, dispatch'd ripor. Ves biss tóit :
Should range where Providence has blest the soil;
Visiting er'ry dow'r with labour meet,
And gathering all her treasures sweet by sweet,
Sie should imbee the tongue with what she sips,
And sized the balmy blessing on the lips,
That good diffus'd may more abundant grow,
And speech may praise the Pow's that bids it now.

COWPBR'S CONVERSATION.

London:
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON,

No. 62, ST. PAUL'S CHURCH-YARD.

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PREFACE.

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 02. 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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