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Bio: Harriet Auber was an English poet and hymnist. She was the daughter of a Church of England clerygman. Her ac­tu­al name was Henr­i­ette, but she was known as Har­ri­et. Auber is best remembered for her Spirit of Psalms published in 1829 and for her hymn Our blest Redeemer, ere He breathed, a treatise on the Holy Spirit and His work.

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Thou mayest as well expect to grow stronger by always eating as wiser by always reading. Too much overcharges Nature, and turns more into disease than nourishment. 'Tis thought and digestion which makes books serviceable, and give health and vigor to the mind.

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