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ADVERTISEMENT.

IN the present edition of the MINOR POEMS OF COWPER, it will be perceived that some regard has been paid, both to selection and classification. The whole of the Poems hitherto arbitrarily distributed at the end of the first two volumes, with the exception of the Translations and the Latin Poems, together with a copious selection from his POSTHUMOUS POETRY, (which from its bulk, seems to have been received with less favour by the public than was expected,) are included in this arrangement. The rejected pieces, though they might deserve insertion in a biographical memoir, as illustrative of the Author's character, did not, for the most part, appear to the Editor

worthy of permanently occupying a place among the productions of the Poet. The Translations are omitted for a different reason; as belonging, together with the Homer, to a distinct portion of Cowper's Works. An exception has, however, been made in favour of the elegant Versions of VINCENT BOURNE'S Poems, of which the entire collection will be found in the present volume.

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The Poet's New Year's Gift, to Mrs. Throckmorton..
To Mrs. Throckmorton, on her Transcript of Horace 59
Catharina, to Miss Stapleton
Catharina, the Second Part..
Gratitude. To Lady Hesketh.
To my Cousin Anne Bodham
To Mrs. King.....

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To Lady Austen.

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On Mrs. Montagu's Feather-hangings
To an Afflicted Protestant Lady in France
To Joseph Hill, Esq.

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To the Rev. Mr. Newton..

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To the same

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To the Rev. W. Cawthorne Unwin

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To a Young Friend.

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On the Burning of Lord Mansfield's Library

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On the same .........................................

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On the Promotion of Lord Thurlow

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Sonnet to Henry Cowper, Esq.

to John Johnson

to William Hayley, Esq.

to Dr. Austin

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to George Romney, Esq.
to Mrs. Unwin........

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To Mary......

On the Death of Mrs. Throckmorton's Bulfinch

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The Diverting History of John Gilpin

The Yearly Distress.

On the Queen's Visit to London, 1789
Annus Memorabilis, 1789.................

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