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HIS Volume contains a complete Collection of the Poems of the late Dr. Akenfide, either reprinted from the original Editions, or faithfully published from Copies which had been prepared by himfelf for publication.

That the principal Poem should appear in fo difadvantageous a ftate, may require fome explanation. The first publication of it was at a very early part of the Author's life. That it wanted Revifion and Correction, he was fufficiently fenfible; but fo quick was the demand for feveral fucceffive republications, that in any of the intervals to have completed the whole of his Corrections was utterly impoffible; and yet to have gone on from time to time making farther Improvements in every new Edition would (he thought) have had the appearance at leaft of abufing the favor of the Public. He chose therefore to continue for fome time reprinting it without alteration, and to forbear publifning any Corrections or Improvements until he should be able at once to give them to the Public complete.

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[* The Right Hon. JEREMIAH DYSON; by whom
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