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THE

CASKET OF POESY;

CONSISTING OF DEVOTIONAL, MORAL,

AND DESCRIPTIVE PIECES,

FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED AUTHORS,

WITH SEVERAL

ORIGINAL POEMS.

What precious drops are these

Which silently each other's track pursue,
Bright as young diamonds in their infant dew?

DRYDEN.

SCARBOROUGH:

PUBLISHED BY J. COLE, AND LONGMAN, REES, ORME,

BROWN, AND GREEN, PATERNOSTER ROW, AND
J. TAYLOR, 162, GREAT SURREY STREET,

LONDON.

1827.

280.0.631.

TO THE VENERABLE

ARCHD; WRANGHAM,

ΤΟ

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

AND TO

SHAFTO CRASTER, ESQ.,

THIS LITTLE COLLECTION

IS WITH HIGH ESTEEM

INSCRIBED, BY

THE EDITOR.

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PREFACE.

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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,

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effusions, with more of the soul of true poetry about them than in the whole of his other metrical compositions." Our series is continued by selections 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,
May, 1827.

J. Cole.

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