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RETROSPECTIONS,

B I O G R A PHICAL, C R IT I C A L,
AND HISTORICAL.

BY

NATHAN DRAKE, M.D. H. A. L.

AUTHOR OF Ess AYs on PER101,1cAL LITERATURE, &c.

“How sweet in morning hours,
When vernal airs stir the fresh-blowing flowers,
The light that shines reflected from the past !”
Roge Rs.

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I,ONDON : PRINT F D BY THOMAS DAV Isox, whit EFR IARs.

MORNINGS IN SPRING.

No. XIII.

Callup HIM that left half told
The story of Cambuscan bold.
Milton.

And sage DUNBAR. The bard has run his race,
But glitters still the Golden Terge on high.

DYER,

And BURNs, whose happy style,
Whose manner-painting strains
Recall the days,
When tender joys, with pleasing smile,
Blest our young ways.
TELFord.

IT has been beautifully observed by Warton, in
his History of English Poetry, that CHAUcER may
be resembled to “a genial day in an English Spring.
A brilliant sun enlivens the face of nature with an
unusual lustre: the sudden appearance of cloudless
skies, and the unexpected warmth of a tepid atmo-
sphere, after the gloom and the inclemencies of a

WOL. II. B

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