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SIR EGERTON BRYDGES, Bart. K. J. M. P.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY,
Bolt Court, Fleet Street,

FOR
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN,

PATERNOSTER ROW.

1815.

RESTITUTA.

The Cuckow. at etiam cubat Cuculus : surge amator,

i domum. Richardus Nicols in Artibus Bac. Oxon. Aulæ Mag. At London printed by F. K. and are to be sold by W. C. 1607.

4to. 56 pages.

The few particulars that now are known of this ingenious writer have been printed before one of his poetical productions in the Harleian Miscellany, vol. x. The present very scarce, and probably earliest publication of Nicols, is inscribed lo his worshipful good friend Master Thomas Wroth, “an affecter and favourer of the Muses,” to whom he expresses a hope ·

— that in future time,
When as my wit with riper fruit shall grow,
My Muse may speake to thee in sweeter ryme,
And for thy worth some graver poem show."

In an advertisement, the writer gives notice to the world, that he does not make Poetry the chief part of his profession, but rather places it among those things of accomplishment, required in a scholar or gentleman.

This would not seem as though he sought any employment; though Wood tells us be obtained one, suitable to his faculty. Quere, What this faculty was? la a

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