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PRINTED FOR G. WALKER, J. AKERMAN, E. EDWARDS, J. HARWOOD, W. ROBINSON

AND SONS, LIVERPOOL ; E. THOMSON, MANCHESTER J. NOBLE, HULL;
J. WILSON, BERWICK; W. WHYTE AND CO. EDINBURGI; AND R. GRIFFIN
AND CO. GLASGOW.

J. lladdou, Printer, Tabernacle Walk.

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CONTENTS

THE ELEVENTH VOLUME.

THE LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS.

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ADVERTISEMENT,

THE Booksellers having determined to publish a body of English Poetry, I was persuaded to promise them a preface to the works of each author ; an undertaking, as it was then presented to my mind, not very extensive or difficult.

My purpose was only to have allotted to every poet an advertisement, like those which we find in the French Miscellanies, containing a few dates and a general character; but I have been led beyond my intention, I hope by the honest desire of giving useful pleasure.

In this minute kind of history the succession of facts is not easily discovered ; and I am not without

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