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The following work has been executed with a view of completing the original design of Doctor Aikin, whose volume comprised “a chronological series of the classical poets of Great Britain, from Ben Jonson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with biographical and critical notices of the authors.” The present volume commences with Falconer and ends with Scott.
In the task of selecting, the compiler has kept in view, according to the best of his judgment, what appears to have been the leading principle of his predecessor, namely, to choose the most popular works of the best poets. The notices have been necessarily compiled entirely from British authorities.
It is intended to add one more volume to the series, which will commence with Southey, and include the principal works of all the classical poets of Great Britain, subsequent in chronological order to those comprised in the preceding volumes.
I. The Dumb Orators; or, the Benefit of
V. The Patron
X. The Lover's Journey
Bristow Tragedie; or, the Dethe of Syr Charles
| The Baviad; a paraphrastic Imitation of the first
Satire of Persius . . . . . .
ones Learls. winsom
A Prayer under the Pressure of violent Anguish 214 XI. Foreign Travel
To Miss L-, with Beattie's Poems as a New-year's XVI. The Bag of Go
On a Scotch Bard gone to the West Indies . . 216 XIX. Paestum
Epistle to J. Lapralk, an old Scottish Bard. April Verses written to be spoken
On - asleep
My Wile's a winsome
2:26 To a Voice that had been
From a Greek Epigram
Bannockburn. Roberi Bruce's Address to his Army
2:29 Written al Midnight
. . ..
Italy. - Part II
1. The Pilgrim .
V. National Preju
265 II. . . . . : . 309
265 III. . . . . . . . 314
IV. . . . . . . 320
267 V. . . . . . . . 328
Written in the Highlands of Scotland, September 2,
Inscription for a Temple. Dedicated io the Graces 28