Excerpt from Quotations From the British Poets: Being a Pocket Dictionary of Their Most Admired Passages; The Whole Alphabetically Arranged According to the Subjects
These Quotations may, then, with perfect safety, and some profit, be put into the hands ol our youth' they may... even refresh the memory oi'the old; and they may, perhaps, be not altogether unprofitable to those misses and misters, who, smit with the love of song and their own pretty fancies, mistake the fury of a diseased appetite for the ¿ame of genius, and plunge incontinently into a sea of ink, where after ¿oundering about, and making the most inde cent exposures, they either sink outright, or are res. Cued by the. Humane efforts of their friends, and ra stored to the rank of sober citizens.
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