Specimens of the Early English Poets (Classic Reprint)

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Fb&c Limited, Jul 11, 2017 - 340 pages
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IT is necefl'ary to mention, that the com piler has taken the liberty of adopting through out the orthography of the prefent time. He conceives, that, although fome of the varia tions which have taken place in our mode of fpelling may have been diétated by caprice, the greater number were adopted with a view to prevent ambiguity, and that it is no injury to his authors to render them more intelli gible.

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