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Oxford University
ENGLISH FACULTY LIBRARY

Manor Road, Oxford.

(Oxford 49631)

This book should be returned on or before the latest date

below:

APR IS.

13 MAR 1975

Readers are asked to protect Library books from rain, etc. Any volumes which are lost, defaced with notes, or otherwise damaged, may have to be replaced by the Reader responsible.

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ON

PO ETR Y

AND

GENERAL LITERATURE,

DELIVERED AT

THE ROYAL INSTITUTION

IN 1830 AND 1831.

BY

JAMES MONTGOMERY,

AUTHOR OF

" THE WORLD BEFORE THE FLOOD,” “THE PELICAN ISLAND,”

&c. &c.

Poesy! thou sweet 'st content
That e'er heaven to mortals lent,
Though thou be to them a scorn,
Who to nought but earth are born,
May my life no longer be
Than I am in love with thee!

GEORGE WITHER, in Prison.

LONDON:

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PRINTED FOR

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, & LONGMAN,

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TO

HIS GRACE

THE DUKE OF SOMERSET,

PRESIDENT,

AND TO

THE MANAGERS

OF

THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF GREAT BRITAIN,

THESE ESSAYS

ARE,

BY PERMISSION,

MOST RESPECTFULLY AND GRATEFULLY INSCRIBED,

BY

THEIR MUCH OBLIGED AND HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.

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