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TO THE REV. CHRISTOPHER WORDSWORTH, D.D., MASTER OF HARROW SCHOOL

After the perusal of his "Theophilus Anglicanus," recently published.

          ENLIGHTENED Teacher, gladly from thy hand
          Have I received this proof of pains bestowed
          By Thee to guide thy Pupils on the road
          That, in our native isle, and every land,
          The Church, when trusting in divine command
          And in her Catholic attributes, hath trod:
          O may these lessons be with profit scanned
          To thy heart's wish, thy labour blest by God!
          So the bright faces of the young and gay
          Shall look more bright--the happy, happier still;           10
          Catch, in the pauses of their keenest play,
          Motions of thought which elevate the will
          And, like the Spire that from your classic Hill
          Points heavenward, indicate the end and way.

                                             RYDAL MOUNT, Dec. 11, 1843.


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