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“ I love the memory of Vinny BOURNE. I think him a better

«Latin poet than Tibullus, Propertius; Ausonius, or any
“ of the writers in his way, except Ovid, and not at all in-
“ ferior to him.Hayley's Life of Cowper.

A NEW EDITION-IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

OXFORD:

Printed by N. Bliss,

FOR R. BLISS, AND R. BLISS, JUN.
F. C. & J. Rivington, Cuthell & Martin, J. Richardson,
and J. Harding, London; and J. Deighatod,

Cambridge.

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1808.

IBRARD

NEW

EXTRACT of a Letter from W. Cow

per, Esq. to the Reva. W. Unwin.

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“ I LOVE the memory of Vinny Bourne. I “ think him a better Latin poet than Tibullus, « Propertius, Ausonius, or any of the writers in « his way, except Ovid, and not at all inferior to him. I love him too, with a love of partiality, « because he was usher of the fifth form at Westminster, when I passed through it. He was so “ good natured, and so indolent, that I lost more " than I got by him; for he made me as idle as “ himself. He was such a sloven, as if he had “ trusted to his genius as a cloak for every thing “ that could disgust you in his person ; and in“ deed in his writings, he has almost made amends “ for all. His humour is entirely original-he “ can speak of a magpie or a cat, in terms so ex

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