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THE

Β Ε Α U TI E S

OF

ENGLISH POESY.

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Printed for WILLIAM GRIFFIN, in Catharine

Street in the Strand.

MDCCLXVII.

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THE

Β Ε Α U TI E S

OF

ENGLISH POES Y.

A

NI G H T - P I E CE,

Ο Ν D Ε Α Τ Η.

The great fault of this piece, written by Dr. Parnell,

is, that it is in eight fyllable lines, very improper for the folemnity of the subject; otherwise, the poem is natural, and the reflections juft, Y the blue taper's trembling light

,

Intent with endless view to pore
The schoolmen and the fages o'er :
Their books from wisdom widely ftray,
Or point, at best, the longest way.
VOL. II.

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