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MORAL STORIES ;
INVENTED BY THE MONKS AS A FIRE-SIDE RECREATION; AND
PULPIT: WHENCE THE MOST CELEBRATED OF
OUR OWN POETS AND OTHERS, FROM
TRANSLATED FROM THE LATIN,
PRELIMINARY OBSERVATIONS AND COPIOUS NOTES,
BY THE REV. CHARLES SWAN,
LATE OF CATHARINE HALL, CAMBRIDGE.
“ They ” [the Monks] “ might be disposed occasionally to recreate their
Douce's Illustrations of Shakspeare.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR C. AND J. RIVINGTON,
TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE
LORD VISCOUNT PALMERSTON,
SECRETARY AT WAR,
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE,
&c. &c. &c.
When the high and the honored —the gifted in mind, not less than exalted in station, derive pleasure from protecting the interests of Literature, well may she be proud of the support. Such patronage is most valuable: like Mercy,
" it is twice blessed; It blesseth him that gives, and him that takes :"
and powerfully elicits the feeling of unqualified respect, with which, in presenting these Volumes, I have the honor to subscribe myself,
Your Lordship’s most obedient,
London, June 9, 1824.