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TO

JOHN AIKIN, M. D.

ON HIS VOLUME OF

VOCAL POETRY: :

AND ON HIS

« ESSAYS ON SONG-WRITING;

WITH A COLLECTION OF SUCH

ENGLISH SONGS

AS ARE MOST

EMINENT FOR POETICAL MERIT.”
Published originally by himself in the year 1772; and re-published

by R. H. Evans, in the year 1810.

FELLOW OF CLARE-HALL, CAMBRIDGE.

BY JAMES PLUMPTRE, B.D.
.C
A COLLECTION OF SONGS

TO WHICH ARE ADDED

REVISED AND ALTERED BY THE EDITOR;

WITH SOME

ORIGINAL SONGS.

To sway the judgment, while he sooths the ear;
To curb mad passion in its wild career;
To wake by sober touch the useful lyre,
And rule, with reason's rigour, fancy's fire:
Be this the Poet's praise.

MASON'S MUSÆUS.

CAMBRIDGE:

PRINTED BY F. HUDSON,
AND SOLD BY F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON, No. 62, St. Paul's
COURCH-YARD, LONDON; AND J. DEIGHTON, AND

J. NICHOLSON, CAMBRIDGE.

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