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TO THE FORMER EDITIONS,
HE intent of the following Volumes is to preserve to the Public those
poetical performances, which seemed to merit a longer remembrance than what would probably be secured to them by the MANNER wherein they were originally published. This design was first suggested to the Editor, as it was afterwards conducted, by the opinions of fome Gentlemen, whose names it would do him the highest honour to mention. He desires in this place also to make his acknowledgments to the Authors of several pieces inserted in these Voluines, which were never before in print; and which, he is persuaded, would be thought to add credit to the most judicious collection of this kind in our lanVOL. I.
guage. He hath nothing farther to premise, but that the Reader must not expect to be pleased with every particular poem which is here presented to him. It is impossible to furnish out an entertainment of this nature, where every part shall be relished by every guest: it will be sufficient, if nothing is set before him, but what has been approved by those of the most acknowledged taste.
Α Ρ Ο Ε Μ.
To the LORD PRIVY-SE AL. b
Sacerdos Fronde faper MITRAM, et fælici comptus oliva. Vire
Ontending kings, and fields of death, too long
Have been the subject of the British fong. Who hath not read of fam'd Ramilia's plain, Bavaria's fall, and Danube choak'd with flain?
Exhausled a Mr. Tickell was born in the year 1686, at Bridekirk in Cumberland, where his father, a clergyman, then lived. He became a member of Queen's College, Oxford, in April 1701. On the 22d of February,