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rary ambitions have by turns occupied; who has been engaged in the business as well as in the speculations of life; to whom politics and legislation, as well as the whole range of the Belles Lettres, have not been unfamiliar; such a stigma will scarcely with any shew of justice be affixed.
But, warm as have been the energies of his better days, he is at length growing weary of these employments. The charm is gone; his industry is past; and all appears flat and uninteresting. Domestic losses of the most afflicting kind have spread a gloom over the charms of life; and have palsied the hand and the mind, which once were not lightly wearied either with the pen or with books.
All therefore, which shall now be farther said, shall be an acknowledgement of the constant aid of the kind coadjutor, to whom these volumes are principally indebted. In naming MR. PARK, whose acquaintance with poetical bibliography is familiar to the public, all is contained that is necessary. His signature (¶) will point out the extent of the Editor's obligations to him. His modesty forbids more to be added; and the Editor reluctantly obeys his wishes.
The RESTITUTA, with the BIBLIOGRAPHER, and CENSURA LITERARIA, make eighteen volumes of contribution to the study of Old English Literature, which the Public will deem at least sufficient for the task of one man.
Ramsgate, July 22, 1816.
Postscript. The Editor owes it to himself to say, that not having had time to compile the Indexes himself, he cannot be answerable for them: while he is aware that great difficulties must have occurred in the execution of this task by any one less familiar with the nature and object of these volumes than himself. Though less perfect than he could wish,
he still hopes that these Indexes will be of great assistance to him who has occasion to consult this work.
Certaigne Psalmes or Songues of David, translated by Sir Tho. Smith,
Googe's Eglogs, Epytaphes, and Sonettes, 1563...
Drant's Horace, his Arte of Poetrie, &c. 4to. 1567.....
The Pope's Pittiful Lamentation for the Death of Don Joan of Austria,
Lawson's Orchet, a Metrical Chronicle, 1581....
Excerpta Poetica, from Whetstone's Heptameron, 1582...
Countesse of Pembroke's Tragedie of Antonie, small 8vo. 1595...... 272
Cynthia, with certaine Sonnets, and the Legend of Cassandra, 12mo.
Excerpta Poetica, from Lok's Christian Passions, &c. 1597.
from Francis Rous's Thule, 1598
The Encomium of Lady Pecunia; or the Praise of Money, 1598..
Joannis Stradlingi Epigrammatum. Libri Quatuor. 12mo. 1607
Sonnets by John Davies, of Hereford, 1609....
Chapman's Epicede on the Death of Prince Henry, 4to. 1612.......
Ad Populum, or a Lecture to the People, 4to. 1644..
Taylor's Wandering, 1649..
Trinarchodia: the severall Raignes of Richard II. Hen. IV. and
Billingsly's Brachy-Martyrologia, 1657 ....
KOZMOBPE IA; or the Infancy of the World, 1658.....
Ter Tria; or the Doctrine of the Three Sacred Persons, Father, Son,
and Spirit, &c. by Faithfull Teate, 8vo. 1669...
N. B. The following are without Date.
A Commendation of Poets, by Taylor, the Water Poet..
T. Norton's Address to the Queen's deceived Subjects in Rebellion,
Dearing's Sermon before the Queen, small 8vo. 1569.....
Gascoigne's Droomme of Doomesday, 4to, 1576......
The French Historie. A Discourse of the Three Chiefe Broiles in
France for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, 4to. 1589......... ... 179
Johnson's Cornucopiæ; or Divers Secrets, 4to. 1595.
Lùv Sim iv xpção. The Answer to the Preface of the Rhemish Testa-
Barnes's Four Bookes of Offices, folio, 1606.
Profitable Instructions. By Robert late Earle of Essex, Sir Philip