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ENGLISH POES Y.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
V O L. I.
Printed for WILLIAM GRIFFIN, in Catharine
Street in the Strand. 1767.
[P. 6s. B.]
'Y Bookfeller having informed me
that there was no collection of English Poetry among us, of any eftimation, I thought a few Hours spent in making a proper felection would not be ill bestowed. Compilations of this kind are chiefly defigned for fuch as either want leifure, skill, or fortune, to choose for themselves; for perfons whofe profeffions turn them to different purfuits, or who, not yet arrived at fufficient maturity, require a guide to direct their application. To our youth, particularly, a publication