Poems on Various Subjects: Selected to Enforce the Practice of Virtue, and with a View to Comprise in One Volume the Beauties of English Poetry (Classic Reprint)

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Poetry may be laid to claim our firfl atten tion, as it was originally intended to exprefs our gratitude to the Deity, and teach man kind the mall important precepts of religion and virtue; by which the human foul is not only exalted and refined, but the heart is fortified againfl all the various all'aults of hu man calamities, and by which we are taught to confider happinefs as entirely depending on the refleéiions of our own minds. We {hall be fufliciently convinced of thefe truths, if.

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