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A COLLECTION OF SOME OF THE BEST

SPECIMENS

OF

VERS DE SOCIÉTÉ AND VERS D'OCCASION

IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

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Jay seulement faict icy un amas de fleurs, N'y ayant fourny du
mien que le filet à les lier."-MICHEL DE MONTAIGN.

WHITE, STOKES, & ALLEN

1884

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“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

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

PLINY TO TUSCUS.

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