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A SELECTION FROM THE

BEST ENGLISH POETS,

FROM

SPENSER TO THE PRESENT TIMES;

AND

SPECIMENS OF SEVERAL AMERICAN POETS.

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

A BRIEF SURVEY OF THE

HISTORY OF ENGLISH POETRY.

PUBLISHED UNDER THE DIRECTION OF
THE COMMITTEE OF GENERAL LITERATURE AND EDUCATION,
APPOINTED BY THE SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING

CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE.

THE SEVENTH EDITION, WITH ADDITIONS.

LONDON:
JOHN W. PARKER, WEST STRAND.

M.DCCC.XLIII.

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Davies, Sir John, (6. 1570,

d. 1626.)

The Im mortality of the Soul 43

Dryden, John, (b. 1631, d.

1700.)
David's Friends

63
A Dream

66
Veni Creator.

68
Falconer, William, (6. 1730,

d. 1769.)
The Fallen Condition of Greece 135
The Shipwreck

136
Description of a Ninety-gun
Ship

139
Fletcher, Giles.
The Morning of the Resurrec-
tion

47

Fletcher, Phineas, (d. 1650.)

Intellect, the Prince of the

Purple Island

44

The Happiness of a Rural Life 46

Gay, John, (6. 1688, d. 1732.)

The Pin and Needle

96

The Butterfly and the Snail 97

The Turkey and the Ant

98

The Hare and many Friends 99

Gray, Thomas, (b. 1716, d.

1771.)

The Progress of Poesy

145

On Education

148

Goldsmith, Oliver, (6. 1731,

d. 1774.)

The Traveller

151

Habington, William, (b. 1605,

d. 1654.)
The Brief Triumph of the
Wicked

50

Time

51

Heber, Reginald, (6. 1783, d.

1826.)

Palestine

277

The Druses

277

The Crusade

278

Hymn, Fifteenth Sunday after
Trinity

279
An Evening Walk in Bengal 407

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