Elegant Extracts, Or Useful and Entertaining Pieces of Poetry, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons: Being Similar in Design to Elegant Extracts in Prose (Classic Reprint)
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Such was the design of the Publication. The Editor can claim no praise be yond that of the design. The praise of ingenuity is all due to the Poets whose works have supplied the materials. What merit can there be in directing'a famous and popular passage to be inserted from Shakespeare, Milton, Pope, Gray', and many others of less fame, indeed, but in great esteem, and of allowed genius? Their own lustre pointed them out, like stars of the first magnitude in the heavens. There was no occasion for singular acuteness of vision.
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