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THE

QUINTESSENCE

O F

English POETRY:

Or, a COLLECTION of all the

BEAUTIFUL PASSAGE

IN OUR

POEMS and PLAYS:

From the Celebrated SPENC.

The WHOLE Inftructive, Moral, and Humour-
ous; and adapted to all Degrees of Mankind:
Alphabetically digefted under proper Heads, in
Chronological Order of Time.

Collected from many hundred; Volumes,
Several EMINENT HANDS.

To which is prefix'd,

An Alphabetical Catalogue of AUTHORS, POEMS, and
PLAYS quoted in the Collection. Also an Hiftorical
and Critical Review of all the Essays of this Kind
hitherto published.

In THREE VOLUMES

VOL I.

LONDON:

Printed for O. PAYNE at Horace's-Head in Pope's-
Head-Alley, oppofite the Royal-Exchange.

MDCCXL.

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WARTON's HIST. OF

The most comprehensive and exact common-place of the
works of our most eminent poets throughout the reign of
Elizabeth and afterwards.

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Queen
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ENGLISH POETRY.

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TO THE

Honourable the Lady

Wortley Montagu.
NEW
PUBLIC

DAM,

ST is an honour to the British Nation, that it has, from time to time, produced fo many illuftri

ous Patrons of the British Mufe;

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