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OF

ENGLISH POETRY,

FROM THE

CLOSE OF THE ELEVENTH CENTURY

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

PROFESSOR OF POETRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

FROM THE EDITION OF 1824

SUPERINTENDED BY THE LATE

RICHARD PRICE, Esq.

INCLUDING THE NOTES OF MR. RITSON, DR. ASHBY, MR. DOUCE, AND

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PRINTED BY RICHARD AND JOHN E. TAYLOR,

RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET.

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