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" Passer du grave au doux, du sérieux au sévère."

BOILBAU ART, POET.

From grave to gay, from lively to severe.”

" Miscens utile dulci.”.........HOR, ARS. POET.

BY A VETERAN BRITISH OFFICER.

026: :

Printed by Thomas Wilson and San, for the Author ;

AND SOLD BY J. HATCHARD, BOOKSELLER TO HER
MAJESTY, OPROSITE ALBANY, PICCADILLY, LONDON; AND BY

J. AND G. TODD, STONEGATE, YORK.

1812.

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TO

The Rev. FRANCIS WRANGHAM, A.M. F.R.S.

MEMBER OF TRINITY COLLEGE,

CAMBRIDGE,

VICAR OF HUNMANBY, IN YORKSHIRE,

&c. &c. &c.

SIR, IN

In this Volume you will find a variety of articles, which, in proportion to their excellence, will accord with your exquisite taste; there are others, which bear the stamp of mediocrity, but which may afford amusement to many; and not a few of a still humbler description, calculated, perhaps, to awake an occasional smile on the brow of Ennui.

The splendid passages, on which I have presumed to comment, you will, of course, place to the account of the great men, from whose immortal works they are extracted ; to

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