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TO THE

ENGLISH POETS.

VOLUME THE FIRST.

LONDON:

PRINT ED BY J. NICHOL S; FOR C. BATHURST, J. BUCKLAND, W. STRAHAN, J. RIVINGTON AND SONS, T.DAVIES, T. PAYNE, L, DAVIS, W. OWEN, 8. WHITE, S. CROWDER, T. CASLON, T. LONGMAN, B. LAW, E. AND C. DILLY, J. DODSLEY, J. WILKIE, J. ROBSON, J. JOHNSON, 1, LOWNDES, T. BECRET, G. ROBINSON, T. CADELL, J. NICHOLS, F. NEWBERY, T. EVANS, J. RIDLEV, R. BALDWIN, c. NICOL, LEIGH AND SOTHEBY, J. BEW, N.CONANT, J. MURRAY, W.F0X, J. BOWEN.

MDCCLXXX.

ADVERTISEMENT.

TH

HE following Index is a synoptical

view of the English Poets in these particulars; namely, in prudential, moral and religious sentences; in remarkable proverbial sayings, either of a ludicrous or serious turn; in characters of celebrated persons, both ancient and modern; in descriptions of places and countries, and in accounts of remarkable events, either in the natural or political world, and of the ancient customs or antiquities; in critical observations on poets and poetry, by Dryden, Addison, Pope, &c. with strong remonstrances against the vile prostitution of the gift of heaven to impure and immoral purposes: a 3

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