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T. Benfley, Printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Street, London.


THE hiftory of the following production is briefly this: A lady, fond of blank verfe, demanded a poem of that kind from the author, and gave him the SOFA for a fubject. He obeyed; and, having much leisure, connected another subject with it; and pursuing the train of thought, to which his fituation and turn of mind led him, brought forth at length, instead of the trifle which he at first intended, a serious affair—a Volume.


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In the Poem on the subject of Education, he would be very forry to stand suspected of having aimed his cenfure at any particular school. His objections are fuch, as naturally apply themselves to schools in general. If there were not, as for the most part there is, wilful neglect in those who

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