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THE

BEAUTIES

OF

ENGLISH POESY.

THE

BEAUTIES

O F

ENGLISH POES Y.

SELECTED BY

OLIVER GOLDSMITH.

IN TWO VOLUME S.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

Printed for WILLIAM GRIFFIN, in Catharine
Street in the Strand.

1767.

[P. 6s. B.]

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PREFACE.

MY

'Y Bookfeller having informed me that there was no collection of English Poetry among us, of any eftimation, I thought a few Hours spent in making a proper felection would not be ill bestowed. Compilations of this kind are chiefly defigned for fuch as either want leifure, skill, or fortune, to choose for themselves; for perfons whofe profeffions turn them to different purfuits, or who, not yet arrived at fufficient maturity, require a guide to direct their application. To our youth, particularly, a publication

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