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THE B.RITISH MUSE,

OR, A Collection of THOUGHTS Moral, Natural, and Sublime,

OF OUR ENGLISH POETS:

Who flourished in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.

With several curious TOPICKS, and beautiful

PASSAGES, never before extracted, from
SHAKESPEAR, JOHNSON, BEAUMONT,

FLETCHER, and above a Hundred more. The Whole digested Alphabetically under their

respective Heads, according to the Order of TIME in which they wrote ; to shew the gradual IMPROVEMENTS of our Poetry and Language.

In THREE VOLUME S. By THOMAS HAYWARD, Gent. With an Historical and Critical Review of This, and all theL'OLLECTIONS of this kind hitherra published.

LONDON, Printed for F. COGAN, at the Middle Temple Gate in Fleetstreet, and J. Nourse, at the Lalab without Temple-Bar.

M. DCC. XXXVIII.

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Containing an Historical and Critical

Review of all the Collections of this
Kind that were ever published.

HE fupposed ease of digest-
ing the fine thoughts of our
poets under their proper heads,
has, no doubt, given birth to

the feveral undertakings of
this kind that have appeared in publick ;
and, probably, to many others of the same
nacure, which still neep, or have expired
in manuscript. The advantage also arising
from such collections, may have had no
small share in inducing several to make
them publick : For with what success may
not an author fatter bimself, who supplies
his reader with the fruits of a long appli-
cation, at the expence of liccle time and
pains ;! especially when those immortal
fruits carry with them the necessicy of
charming inspiring, forming all hearts,
and, like scattered rays collected in one

point

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