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Illuftrated with a great Variety of
EXAMPLES from the beft ENGLISH POETS;
AND O F
TRANSLATIONS from the ANCIENTS:
Together with fuch
REFLECTIONS and critical REMARKS as may tend to form in our YOUTH an elegant TASTE, and render the Study of this Part of the BELLES LETTRES more rational and pleafing.
Printed for J. NEWBERY, at the Bible and Sun in St. Paul's Church-yard.
M DCC LXII.
Earl of HOLDERNESS E.
Should not have taken the Liberty of addreffing thefe Volumes to your Lordship, which were compiled only for Youth, and are unworthy your Confideration, but you have done me a Favour, my Lord, which I want to acknowledge, and it is uncertain whether I may ever have another Opportunity.
When I, who never had the Honour to be known to your LordA 2
fhip, took the Freedom to represent to you, as his Majesty's Secretary of State, the Cafe of an unfortunate poor Foreigner, who had fallen a Victim to public Clamour, and was about to be torn from a Wife and Children, destitute of all the Neceffaries of Life, you heard me, my Lord, and you relieved them with that Readiness, that Alacrity, and Chearfulness which will ever diftinguish a noble, beneficent and generous Mind.
Though this Relation may be grateful to others, it will, I know, be disagreeable to your Lordship; for great Minds receive no Pleasure from what may have the appearance of Adulation; but yet I hope to ftand excufed, fince this Acknowledgement is a Duty that I owe, not only to your Lordship, but to the Public; for if I mistake not, the