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BY

WILLIAM COWPER,

Of the Inner Temple, Efq.

IN TWO VOLUME S.

VOL. II.

A NEW EDITION.

LONDON

PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON, IN ST. PAUL'S

CHURCH-YARD.

1805.

LIBRARY

T. Bensley, Printer, Bolt Court, Fleet Street.

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ADVERTISEMENT.

THE hiftory of the following production is briefly this: A lady, fond of blank verie, demanded a poem of that kind from the author, and gave him the SOFA for a fubject. He obeyed; and, having much leifure, connected another fubject with it; and pursuing the train of thought, to which his fituation and turn

of mind led him, brought forth at length, inftead of the trifle which he at firft intended, a ferious affair-a Volume.

In the Poem on the fubject of Education, he would be very forry to ftand suspected of having aimed his cenfure at any parti

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