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of any Mrs. Wardlaw, woboli maiden name was Halker ( aunt
As this fine morsel of heroic poetry hath generally past for ancient, it is here thrown to the end of our earliest pieces ; that such as doubt of its age, may the better compare it with other pieces of genuine antiquity. For after all, there is more than rcafon to suspect, that most of its beauties ar wachandate and that our free (if not its whole exiftence) hanno friend from the pen of a lady, within the preSent century. The following particulars may be depended on.
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to the late Sir Peter Halket of Pitferran in Scotland, who
A suspicion arose that it was her own composition. Some
fident Forbes, and Sir Gilbert Elliot of Minto (late Lord
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