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A COLLECTION OF SOME OF THE BEST SPECIMENS

3-4610 VERS DE SOCIÉTÉ

OF

AND

VERS D'OCCASION

IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

BY DECEASED AUTHORS.

EDITED BY FREDERICK LOCKER- Lamps

A NEW AND REVISED EDITION.

"J'ay seulement faict icy un amas de fleurs, n'y ayant fourny du mien que le filet à les lier."-Michel de Montaigne.

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821.2

L815

1867

LONDON:

BRADBURY, EVANS, AND CO., PRINTERS, WHITEFRIARS.

“THESE pieces commonly go under the title of poetical amusements; but these amusements have sometimes gained as much reputation to their authors, as works of a more serious nature.

“It is surprising how much the mind is entertained and enlivened by these little poetical compositions, as they turn upon subjects of gallantry, satire, tenderness, politeness, and everything, in short, that concerns life, and the affairs of the world.”

PLINY TO TUSCUS.

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