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BEAUTIES

OF

ENGLISH POESY.

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LONDON:
Printed for WILLIAM GRIFFIN, in Catharine

Street in the Strand. 1767.

{P. 6s. B.]

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P R E F A CE.

M.

Y Bookseller having informed me

that there was no collection of English Poetry among us, of any

estimation, I thought a few Hours spent in making a proper selection would not be ill bestowed. Compilations of this kind are chiefly designed for such as either want leisure, skill, or fortune, to choose for themselves; for persons whose professions turn them to different pursuits, or who, not yet arrived at sufficient maturity, require a guide to direct their application. To our youth, particularly, a publication

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