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THE HISTORY

OF

EN GLISH POETRY.

VOL. IV.

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THE

HISTORY OF ENGLISH POETRY,

FROM THE

CLOSE OF THE ELEVENTH

TO THE

COMMENCEMENT OF THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.

TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED,

THREE DISSERTATIONS:

1. OF THE ORIGIN OF ROMANTIC FICTION IN EUROPE.
2. ON THE INTRODUCTION OF LEARNING INTO ENGLAND.
3. ON THE GESTA ROMANORUM.

BY

THOMAS WARTON, B.D.

FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD, AND OF THE SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES, AND LATE

PROFESSOR OF POETRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

A NEW EDITION

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CAREFULLY REVISED,

WITH NUMEROUS ADDITIONAL NOTES BY THE LATE MR. RITSO

THE LATE DR. ASHBY, MR. DOUCE,
MR. PARK, AND OTHER EMINENT ANTIQUARIES,

AND

BY THE EDITOR.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

1

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG, 73, CHEAPSIDE.

1824.

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