Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged from Chaucer to Burns, with Criticisms on Their Works, Selected from the Most Distinguished Writers; Intended for Teachers and the Higher Classes in Schools (Classic Reprint)
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In conclusion, the editor of this work may ventam to express a hope, that it is aalculated to expand and strengthen the mind; to foster a taste for literary im provement and to inspire tire young student with A love of all that is pure in tho'ught, beautiful in sion, and moral in tendency. From the lives of soul poets, Sir Walter Scott has justly observed, a mo' important moral lesson may doubtless be derived; and few compositions can be read with so much profit a. The Memoirs of Burns, of Chatterton, or of Were I conscious of any thing peculiar in my moral character, which could render such develop necessary or useful, I would as readily consent to I would bequeath my body to. Dissection, if tion could tend to point out the nature and the meat of curing any particular malady.
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