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Fire - Side Musings.
BENJ. F. TAYLOR.
SAMUEL HUESTON, 139 NASSAU STREET
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 185&, boy
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the
Southern District of New York,
JOHN A. GRAY,
STEREOTYPER AND PRINTER,
95 & 97 CLIFF STREET.
Stephen J. Taylor, LL.D.,
PRESIDENT OF MADISON UNIVERSITY,
WHO HAS PASSED A LIFE, 'LOOKING NATURE IN THE FACE,
AND INTERPRETING HER EXPRESSION, THIS LITTLE
VOLUME IS AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBED.
A LITTLE Preface to a little Book is a jewel: so these random sketches are not portionless.
Some body has declared that 'water runneth by the Mill, the Miller wots not of;' and, for proof thereof, lo! here a little, caught in the hollow of one's hand. Not enough, indeed, to turn a wheel, but to quench, may-be, a rose’s or a robin's thirst; to baptize an infant love of Nature; to sparkle in dews, on opening leaves of Thought.
Hark! says the mother, as she soothes the restless child. Now, Nature is the mother, and the