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B. L. 21. C.

B. L. angl 79 20 Collect. pag. Да

THE

BEAUTIES

OF THE

POET S:

BEING A

COLLECTION

O F

MORAL AND SACRED POETRY,
From the moft eminent AUTHORS.

Compiled by the late Rev. THO JANES,
Of BRISTOL.

"All men agree, that licentious Poems do of all writings fooneft
"corrupt the heart: and why fhould we not be as univerfally
66 perfuaded, that the grave and serious performances of fuch as write
"in the most engaging manner, by a kind of divine impulse, must be
"the most effectual perfuafives to goodness?"
TATLER.

THE FOURTH

EDITION.

London:

PRINTED BY AND FOR STEPHEN COUCHMAN;

G. G. J. AND J. ROBINSON, E. NEWBERY, G. WILKIE,
T. VERNOR, J. PARSONS, DARTON AND
HARVEY, AND T. BOOSEY.

MDCC XCII.

BIBLIOTHECA

REGIA

MONACENSIS.

то

THE REA DE R.

THE Editor of this little volume was a

perfon of confiderable literary abilities and judgment and had he not been taken to his reward early in life, this production proves, that mankind might have been much benefited by his ju licious labours. As a COLLECTION it is inferior to none in the kingdom. And as the compiler was justly esteemed for his piety and vivacity of fpirit, fo has he made choice of thofe pieces that cannot fail, if duly attended to, to inftil into the mind of the reader, the love of virtue, and true religion; abstracted from all illiberal ideas and pedantic" notions, which are only of man's invention.

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