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SELECT WORKS

OF THE

BRITISH POETS,

IN

A CHRONOLOGICAL SERIES FROM FALCONER

TO SIR WALTER SCOTT.

WITH

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL NOTICES.

DESIGNED AS A CONTINUATINOP

DR. AIKIN’S BRITISH POET S.

PIHILADELPHIA:
A. HART, LATE CAREY & HART,

No. 126 CHESTNIT STREET.

1850.

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The following work has been executed with a view of completing the original design of Doctor Aikin, whose volume comprised “a chronological series of the classical poets of Great Britain, from Ben Jonson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with biographical and critical notices of the authors.” The present volume commences with Falconer and ends with Scott.

In the task of selecting, the compiler has kept in view, according to the best of his judgment, what appears to have been the leading principle of his predecessor, namely, to choose the most popular works of the best poets. The notices have been necessarily compiled entirely from British authorities.

It is intended to add one more volume to the series, which will commence with Southey, and include the principal works of all the classical poets of Great Britain, subsequent in chronological order to those comprised in the preceding volumes.

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SIR WILLIAM JONES.
Clien; or, the Game of Chess
Stia. An Arabian Eclogue
& Oue in imilation of Alcæus
A9 Olein imitation of Callistratus
The First Nemean Ode of Pindar
A Chiorse (de, paraphrased
A Turkish Ode or Mesihi
Hmo to Camdeo
1. Hymns to Pracrili.
T> Durga

To Bhavani

Hymn to Indra

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