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EMINENT BRITISH POETS,
FROM CHAUCER TO BURNS,
WITH CRITICISMS ON THEIR WORKS, SEDECTED FROM
THE MOST DISTINGUISHED WRITERS.
INTENDED FOR TEACHERS, AND THE HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS.
No species of writing seems more worthy of cultivation than Biography; sinco none can be more deligh$ful oi acore jus¢kal
, nat car more certainly enchain the heart by irresistible interest; or more widely diffuse instruction to every diversity of condition.—JOHNSON.
PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION IN IRELAND.
DUBLIN: PRINTED BY ALEX. THOM & SONS, 87, ABBEY-STREET,
POR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.