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CRITICISM

ON

GRAY'S ELEGY

WRITTEN IN

A COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD.

CRITICISM

ON THE

E L EGY

WRITTEN IN A

COUNTRY CHURCH-YARD.

BEING A CONTINUATION OF
DR JOHNSON'S CRITICISM

N THE

POEMS OF GRAY.
Written by the latest Jenna

ha 19 m bollege. 76

THE SECOND EDITION.

EDINBURGH:
PRINTED FOR JOHN BALLANTINE AND CO. ; AND FOR LONGMAN,

HURST, REES, AND ORME, LONDON,

1810.

CA

ADVERTISEMENT.

To prevent mistakes, and in justice to his Readers and himself, the Editor of the following Tract feels himself bound to declare, that he has no farther concern in it, than as being accidentally the channel through which it is convey-. ed to the public. Having ordered, a. few months ago, ' Irish editions of some

It is with concern that the editor has learnt, that this species of traffic, so convenient for the knights companions of the light purse, is so much at present on the decline, as to threaten (in the language of the Counter) to be speedily knocked up. The Irish editors have imprudently screwed up their prices too high : and their rivals on this side the water have been, of late, unusually sharp set in running them down, by the assistance of the Statute Book, and the officers of the customs. It was a sorry sight to the editor,

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