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happy to give to that age what its most distinguished man had written at various periods, for his own amusement, and for the gratification of his "private friends."

We subjoin, for the more ready information of those who may be disposed to examine for themselves the question of the order of Shakspeare's Sonnets, (and it really is a question of great interest and rational curiosity,) the results of the two opposite theories -- of their exhibiting almost perfect continuity, on the one hand; and of their being a mere collection of fragments, on the other. The one theory is illustrated with much ingenuity by Mr. Brown; the other was capriciously adopted by the editor of the collection of 1640.

MR. BROWN'S DIVISION INTO SIX POEMS.

First Poem.Stanzas i. to xxvi. To his Friend, persuading him to Marry.

Second Poem. -Stanzas xxvii. to lv. To his Friend, who had robbed him of his Mistress-forgiving him.

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Third Poem. Stanzas lvi. to lxxvii. To his Friend, complaining of his Coldness, and warning him of Life's Decay.

Fourth Poem. Stanzas xxviii. to ci. To his Friend, complaining that he prefers another Poet's Praises, and reproving him for faults that may injure his character.

Fifth Poem.

Stanzas cii. to cxxvi. To his Friend, excusing himself for having been some time silent, and disclaiming the charge of Inconstancy.

Sixth Poem. Stanzas cxxvii. to cii. To his Mistress, on her Infidelity.

ARRANGEMENT OF THE EDITION OF 1640

In this arrangement the greater part of the Poems of the Passionate Pilgrim are blended, and are here marked P. P. In this collection the following Sonnets are not found: -18, 19, 43, 56, 75, 76, 96, 126.

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Quick Prevention. [7.]

Magazine of Beauty. [4, 5, 6.]

An Invitation to Marriage. [8, 9, 10, 11, 12.]

False Belief.

[138.]

A Temptation. [144.]

Fast and Loose. [P. P. 1.]

True Content. [21.]

A bashful Lover. [23.]

Strong Conceit. [22.]

A sweet Provocation.

[P. P. 11.]

A constant Vow. [P. P. 3.]

The Exchange. [20.]

A Disconsolation. [27, 28, 29.]

Cruel Deceit. [P. P. 4.]

The Unconstant Lover. [P. P. 5.]

The Benefit of Friendship. [30, 31, 32.]
Friendly Concord. [P. P. 6.]
Inhumanity. [P. P. 7.]

A Congratulation. [38, 39, 40.]
Loss and Gain. [41, 42.]
Foolish Disdain. [P. P. 9.]

Ancient Antipathy. [P. P. 10.]
Beauty's Valuation. [P. P. 11.]
Melancholy Thoughts. [44, 45.] ·
Love's Loss. [P. P. 8.]

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A Due!. [P. P. 14.]

Love-sick. [P. P. 15.]

Love's Labor Lost. [P. P. 16.]
Wholesome Counsel. [P. P. 17.]
Sat fuisse. [62.]

A living Monument. [55.]
Familiarity breeds Contempt. [52]
Patiens Armatus. [61.]

A Valediction. [71, 72, 74.]

Nil magnis Invidia. [70.]

Love-sick. [80, 81.]

The Picture of true Love. [116.]

In Praise of his Love. [82, 83, 84, 85.]
A Resignation. [86, 87.]

Sympathizing Love. [P. P. 18.]

A Request to his Scornful Love.

[88, 89, 90, 91.]

A Lover's Affection, though his Love prove Unconstant. [92, 93

94, 95.]

Complaint for his Lover's Absence. [97, 98, 99.]

An Invocation to his Muse. [100, 101.]

Constant Affection. [104, 105, 106.]

Amazement. [102, 103.] <

A Lover's Excuse for his long Absence. [109, 110.]

A Complaint. [111, 112.]

Self-flattery of her Beauty. [113, 114, 115.]

A Trial of Love's Constancy. [117, 118, 119.]

A good Construction of his Love's Unkindness. [120.]
Error in Opinion. [121.]

Upon the Receipt of a Table-Book from his Mistress. [122.]
A Vow. [123.]

Love's Safety. [124.]

An Entreaty for her Acceptance. [125.]

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Upon her playing upon the Virginals. [128.]

Immoderate Lust. [129.]

In praise of her Beauty, though Black. [127, 130, 131, 132.] Unkind Abuse. [133, 134.]

Love-suit. [135, 136.]

His Heart wounded by her Eye. [137, 139, 140 ]

A Protestation. [141, 142.]

An Allusion. [143.]

Life and Death. [145.]

A Consideration of Death. [146.]

Immoderate Passion. [147.]

Love's powerful Subtlety. [148, 149, 150.]

Retaliation. [78, 79.]

Sunset. [73, 77.]

A Monument to Fame. [107, 108.1

Perjury. [151, 152.]

Cupid's Treachery. [153, 154.}

A LOVER'S COMPLAINT

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