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The work now offered to the candid consideration of parents and teachers is divided into two parts :-the first consisting of miscellaneous poems and extracts; the second, of poems and extracts from the highest class of English poets, chronologically arranged, from Chaucer to Burns, showing the progress of the language, and accompanied by short biographical notices and remarks on the spirit and style of each author.
The specimens given in the second part will be found ample and characteristic. Those from Chaucer and Spenser occupy nearly forty pages, and are printed in the original spelling, in order to give a genuine impression of their style. The appended notes will remove every difficulty arising from the obsoleteness of much of the diction.
It is only necessary to add, that the extracts from the works of Campbell, Shelley, and Wordsworth, are inserted by the obliging permission of the proprietors of the respective copyrights.
THE MANSION GRAMMAR SCHOOL,
Jan. 30TH., 1845.
The present Edition has been carefully revised and corrected. A few pieces have been withdrawn, and others of a superior character substituted.
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS AND EXTRACTS.
Address to an Egyptian Mummy Horace Smith .
Couper Burial of Sir John Moore, the
Wolfe Butterfly, to the
Rogers Calendar of Flora, the
Charlotte Smith Calm Winter's Night, a
Shelley Cataract, on a.
Coleridge Common Lot, the
Montgomery Comparison, a.
Cowper Cottager, the
id. Cruelty to Animals, against
id.. Crusade, the
T. Warton Cuckoo, to the
Wordsworth Daffodils, the
Wordsworth Death-bed, the
Hood . Death of an Infant
Mrs. Sigourney Death's Final Conquest
Vaughan Elegy written in a Country Churchyard Gray. Emigrants, the
19 68 22 208
2 90 73 23 119 178 103 164
39 135 143 157 10 80 111 178 73 18 118 160 162
57 224 175 206
Marvell, England, to
Coleridge English Rivers
60 169 215 146
Epistle to Joseph Hill, Esq.
4. For the Tomb of Mr. Hamilton
1. For the Entrance to a Wood
7. For a Natural Spring
Lyrics from the Older Writers :-
Prayer for Divine Aid
T. Warton .
T. Warton .