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Lyrical Thoughts. By the Author of The Polestar of Faith.

(Edinburgh : Whittaker.)—Our author brings the assistance of a con- siderable command of language and much confusion of metaphor to the

C41130 of orthodoxy. The volume is small and pretty to look at, and will suit the taste of those who do not exact much novelty or workman- ship from their verse-writers, but are rigorous in the requirement of correctness of sentiment and conventionality of phrase.