18 FEB 1964


THE FOLLOWING SELECTION from the Minor pieces of the principal MODERN POETS, has been made with a view to exhibit in one volume some of the best specimens of their Genius. To accomplish this object the Editor has in general made choice of those pieces which seem to have been most impressed with the mark of popular favour. The accompanying little Essay on their respective merits, has been inserted, not because it accords altogether with his own sentiments, but on account of the general beauty of its style

and the talent displayed in it, and also, because he conceives it to be the most appropriate introduction which could be found for a work of this class. It first appeared in one of our daily




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