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gentleman admired how so pithy, learned, and witty a dedication was matched to a flat, dull, foolish book: "in truth," said another, "they may be well matched together, for I profess they be nothing akin."
5. Proportion an hour's meditation to an hour's reading of a staple author. -This makes a man master of his learning, and dispirits the book into the scholar. Fuller.
THE OLD FAMILIAR FACES.
HAVE had playmates, I have had companions
In my days of childhood, in my joyful school-days; All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
I have been laughing, I have been carousing,
I loved a Love once, fairest among women:
I have a friend, a kinder friend has no man :
Ghost-like I paced round the haunts of my childhood,
Seeking to find the old familiar faces.
Friend of my bosom, thou more than a brother,
Why wert not thou born in my father's dwelling?
So might we talk of the old familiar faces,
How some they have died, and some they have left me,
All, all are gone, the old familiar faces.
Ballantyne and Company, Printers, Edinburgh.