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HE intent of the following Volumes is to
preserve to the Public those poetical performances, which seemed to merit a longer remembrance than what would probably be secured to them by the MANNER wherein they were originally published. This design was first suggested to the Editor, as it was afterwards conducted, by the opinions of some Gentlemen, whose names it would do him the highest honour to mention. He desires in this place also to make his acknowledgments to the Authors of several pieces inserted in these Volumes, which were néver before in print; and which, he is persuaded, would be thought to add credit to the most judicious collection of this kind in our language.
He hath nothing farti vremise, buť that the Reader must not expec> pleased with every particular poem
e presented to him It is impossible to furn an entertainment o: this natųre, where every part shall be relished by every guest : it will be sufficient, if nothing is set before him, but what has been approved by those of the most acknowledged taste.
PROSPECT OF PEACE,
Α Ρ Ο Ε Μ.
To the LORD PRIVY-SEAL.
By Mr. TICKEL L.
Sacerdos Fronde fuper MITRAM, et felici comptus olivá. VIRG.
Ontending kings, and fields of death, too long
Have been the subject of the British song. Who hath not read of fam'd Ramilia's plain, Bavaria's fall, and Danube choak’d with Nain ?
Exhausted themes! A gentler note I raise,
Well sends our Queen her mitred Bristol forth,
So when great Moses, with JEHOVAH's wand,