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THE

BEAUTIES

O F

ENGLISH POESY.

THE

BEAUTIRS?

O F

ENGLISH POESY.

SELECTED BY

OLIVER GOLDSMIT H.
IN TWO VOLUMES.

Vol. r.

fl 1 I 11 - I I »

LONDON:

.Printed for William Griffin, in Catharine
Street in the Strand. 1767.

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PREFACE.

MY Bookseller having informed me that there was no collection of English Poetry among us, of any estimation, I thought a few Hours spent in making a proper selection would not be ill bestowed. Compilations of this kind are .chiefly designed for such as either want leisure, skill, or fortune, to choose for themselves; for persons whose professions turn them to different pursuits, or who, .not yet arrived at sufficient maturity, require a guide to direct their application. To our youth, particularly, a publication

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