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CASKET OF POESY;

CONSISTING OF DBVOTIONAL, MORAL,

AND DESCRIPTIVE PIECES,

FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED AUTHORS,

WITH SEVERAL

ORIGINAL POEMS.

What precious drops are these
Which silently each other's track porsue,
Bright as young diamonds in their infant dew?

DBYDEN.

SCARBOROUGH:

PUBLISHED BY J. COLE, AND LONGMAN, REES, ORME,
BROWN, AND GREEX, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND

J. TAYLOR, 182, GRBAT SURREY STREET,

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TO THE VENERABLE

ARCHDN: WRANGHAM,

TO

REV, J. L. SISSON, D.D.

AND TO

SHAFTO ORASTER, ESQ.,

THIS LITTLE COLLECTION

IS WITH HIGH ESTEEM

INSCRIBED, BY

THE EDITOR,

1

PREFACE.

AMONG the first gems which present themselves on the opening of our 'Casket are the “two celebrated pieces of Addison, illustrative of what the Author has inculcated in prose," and which Dr. Dibdin pronounces “perfect master-pieces of their kind.” They are well known under the following verses:

When all thy mercies, O my God,

&c. &c. &c.
The spacious firmament op high

&c. &c. &c.
effusions, with more of the soul of true poetry a-
bout them than in the whole of his other metrical
compositions." Our series is continued by selec-
tions from both the ancient and modern schools of
Poesy; with what success they have been made
must be left to the decision of my readers. A few
Originals grace the pages toward the close of the
volume, from the elegant pens of Archdeacon
Wrangham, Dr. Sisson, Hermione, Malvina, T.
and C. of Bridlington, &c.; all of whom are, with
due deference, requested to accept of my best
thanks:
Scarborough,

J. Cole.
May, 1827.

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