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N this new Edition of "The Beauties of Modern British Poetry" the Editor has made several improvements, which, he ventures to hope, may be found to increase the claims of the volume in public favour. While the chief feature by which the work is distinguished from other collections of Poetry—namely, the grouping together of pieces on the same subject by different poets— has been strictly retained, a few of them have been omitted, in order to leave room for others of higher merit; and a more systematic arrangement of the whole has been attempted. In this enlarged and improved form, it is now offered to the public at less than half the former price, so as to bring it within reach of all classes of readers.

With regard to the merits of this selection, it is almost unnecessary to say anything. The pieces of which it is composed will speak for themselves; and the mere names of their authors are a sufficient guarantee for their excellence. The subjects treated of are of varied and thrilling interest. Almost every object in nature, which can either captivate by its beauty or elevate by its grandeur—every scene of human life that can warm the heart or kindle the imagination—together with those more sublime and interesting themes which are revealed in the sacred volume—are here, by the magic hand of genius, illustrated and enshrined in the attractive form of Poetry. The reader is thus, as it were, conducted through an extensive gallery of pictures by the first masters, in which he may walk and linger at pleasure,—at once improving his taste and enjoying some of the purest delights of which his moral and intellectual nature is susceptible.

The Editor has only further to say, that he commits the volume to the public, trusting that it will be found suitable for being given as a token of friendship, or a reward of merit, as well as for adorning the private library; and earnestly desiring that it may be made conducive to the advancement of society, in virtue, religion, and happiness.

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Pleasures Evanescent

Knowledge ...

Happiness

Fancied Happiness

True Happiness not Local

The Happy Man

The Happiest Time

Force of Affection

Paternal Affection

Paternal Affection

Paternal Affection

Friendship

Friendship

Friends

All Men Brethren

Charity

Charity

Charity

Humility

Faith

Faith

The Memory of the Just

Beattie

Wordsworth

Beattie

White

Joanna Baillie

Hogg

Wordsworth

Beattie

Hannah More

Cowper

Hannah More

Burns

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Scott

Pollok

Cowper

Mary A. Browne ...

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Scott

J. W. Cunningham

Rogers

Herder

Pollok

Montgomery

Southey

Cowper

J. W. Cunningham

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Anon.

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