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Allen, Benjamin

MISCELLANEOUS

POEMS,

ON

MORAL AND RELIGIOUS

S U BJECTS:

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Religion as it is, I'd shew,
Mild as the zephyrs of a morning sky,
Sweet as the breathings of an April air,
And rich as Heav'n’s expanse.

HUDSON:

PRINTED BY WM. E. NORMAN

NO. 2, WARREN STREET.

District of New York, ss.

Be it remembered, that on the 24th day of October, in the 36th year of the Independence of the United States of America, William E. Norman, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to .wit : “ Miscellaneous Poems, on Moral and Religious Subjects. By Osander.”

“ Religion, as it is, I'd shew,
“ Mild as the zephyrs of a morning sky,
“ Sweet as the breathings of an April air,

" And rich as Heav'n's expanse

In conformity to an Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “ An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints.”

CHARLES CLINTON, Clerk

of the District of New-York.

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WHEN a youth, just entering into life, experiences the disinterested kindness of an amiable and respectable friend, how can his heart but glow with gratitude. Such an youth am I, Sir ; and the urbanity of your conduct toward me, joined to the solicitude by you ex

my welfare, has caused impressions never to be eradicated : As a small expression of my feeling, permit me, Sir, thus publickly to dedicate to you my thanks, together with this little volume, which, however it may fail in intrinsick merit, is certainly not wanting in good intention.

With filial reverence,
I am, Sir,
Yours, &c.

OSANDER
HUDSON, (N. y.) Noy. 10th, 1811.

RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE young Gentleman, who, under the name of OSANDER, proposes to publish a volume of Poems, has presented to us such papers as are satisfactory concerning his character. His design is to acquire from this publication, such pecuniary assistance, as will enable him to prosecute his studies, with a view to the Gospel Ministry. Believing that the profits arising from this publication, will be sacredly appropriated to the above object; we cordially recommend him to public notice.

SAMUEL MILLER,
J. B. ROMEYN,
PHILIP MILLEDOLER,
EZRA STILES ELY,

GARDINER SPRING.
New-York, August 16, 1811.

HAVING had the pleasure of perusing several of the Poems which compose this little volume, and my opinion concerning them being solicited, I do not hesitate in characterizing them as possessed of considerable merit. If the author's muse be young, it well deserves encouragement.

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