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MONODY ON GARRICK.
o form a popular and pleasing col
lection of such Poems as are not very generally known, has been the chief design of the Editor, in which he has spared neither pains nor expence. To say in what degree his intentions have been effected, must be left to the judgement of the Public, whose candour and encouragement he most respectfully solicits.
Those Gentlemen who so kindly favoured him, for the purpose of selection, with such Books as he could not otherwise have easily procured, are desired to accept his fincere thanks; particularly the Gentleman, by whose assistance he has been enabled to embellish and enrich this collection with Verses from the Rev, Mr. Bishop to his Lady, Lines on reading the Sorrows of Werter, The Curate and the Manuscript Poems of the late ingenious Air Bedingfeld.