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WORKS

PUBLISHED BY T. RODD.

AN ATTEMPT at a GLOSSARY of SOME WORDS USED IN CHESHIRE; by ROGER WILBRAHAM, F.R.S. F.S.A. Price 5s.

PORPHYRY on ABSTINENCE from ANIMAL FOOD; translated from the Greek, by Thomas TAYLOR. Price in extra boards, 10s. 6d.

APULEIUS'S GOLDEN ASS, and PHILOSO. PHICAL WORKS; translated from the Latin, by Thomas TAYLOR. Price in extra boards, 158.

“A person who would take the pains and had the requisite qualifications, and he must have a great many, might draw up a very curious and instructive commentary on this romance; which contains many uncommon words, worthy of explanation, as being intimately connected with the history and manners of the second century. The last book is singularly interesting, and indeed unique : it is elegant and erudite, and comprehends many of the more secret doctrines of philosophy and of the ancient religion of Egypt ; a leamed and copious description of certains sacerdotal ceremonies, and of the initiation into the mysteries of Isis and Osiris.

- "But nevertheless, let him who has read it, read it again; let him who has never read it, all other business being omitted, suddenly read it; and if he cannot procure a copy on easier terms, let him, Apuleius-like, sell his coat, and buy one.”—The Liberal.

BOMBASTES FURIOSO: a Burlesque Tragic Opera ; by the late WILLIAM BARNES RHODES, Esq. Price Is. 6d.

A SERMON of CUTHBERT TONSTALL, BISHOP of DURHAM, preached on Palm Sunday, 1539, before King HENRY VIII. Reprinted from the original Edition printed by T. Berthelet, 1539, boards, price 4s. *** For a very interesting Review, and Extracts from the above

Sermon, see the Christian Remembrancer, March 1823.

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SPECIMENS

OF

BRITISH POETESSES;

SELECTED

AND CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED,

BY

THE REV. ALEXANDER DYCE, B.A. Oxon.

LONDON:
T. RODD, 2 GREAT NEWPORT STREET.

M.DCCC.XXVII.

LONDON:

J. MOYES, TOOK'S COURT, CHANCERY LANE. PREFACE.

Of the Selections which have been made from the chaos of our past Poetry, the majority has been confined almost entirely to the writings of men; and from the great Collections of the English Poets, where so many worthless compositions find a place, the productions of women have been carefully excluded. The small quantity of female effusions, and their concealment in obscure publications, have perhaps contributed to this neglect; and the object of the present volume is to exhibit the growth and progress of the genius of our country-women in the department of Poetry.

It is true that the grander inspirations of the Muse have not been often breathed into

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