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A POEM,
IN THREE PARTS;

WITH

NOTES, CLASSICAL ILLUSTRATIONS, AND
SKETCHES OF THE SCENERY.

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PRINTED BY W. BULMER AND CO. CLEVELAND-ROW;

AND SOLD BY G. AND W. NICOL, BOOKSELLERS TO HIS MAJESTY,

PALL-MALL.

1814.

PREFACE.

It is the object of the following work to describe some of the most remarkable features of Grecian scenery, manners, and antiquities. It was designed in the country which it attempts to delineate, and a part of it was written at Athens in the winter of 1811. The publication has been deferred from time to time by the natural apprehension which the Author feels for the fate of a first performance; and by the hope which he has, perhaps in vain, entertained that the delay of another month or another year might render it less unworthy of public perusal, by affording additional opportunities of correction and revision.

The Author is fully aware of the present unpopularity of the measure which he has used in the poem; and of the additional risk which an unknown writer incurs

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