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indentions to which I have alluded, and whi
consider as being at least a relief to the ey if not an assistance to the ear.
Prefixed or subjoined to the greater part the Poems, is some explanation of the su ject or occasion on which they were respe tively written, or some observation illustrati of their character or tendency.
The Ode for Music, performed at the I stallation of the Duke of Grafton as Chanc lor of the University of Cambridge, is print (to give the reader an idea of its musical a rangement) with the divisions of Air, Reci
the original Poems, of which Mr. are imitations*.
= Elegy written in a Country Church re inserted, among the Notes, some originally designed as a part of the out omitted by the Author when he d it.
axcibed to the
ng the POSTHUMOUS PIECES of Mr. the Latin Fragment on the Gaurus; h I have subjoined (for the convef the mere English Reader) a Transla*See pp. 67, and 71.
tons, and attr At the same A
With the same view to the ease of the u
learned Reader, I have annexed to the Lat Ode, written in the Album of the Grand Cha treuse, two Imitations, in different measure the latter of which, I think, has been just ascribed to the pen of William Seward, Esq.
At the end of the Posthumous Pieces a Fragments that have been usually publish as Mr. Gray's, I have adopted FOUR POEM which I found scattered in fugitive public tions, and attributed with much probabili to the same Author*.
* See pp. 153 to 160
Insert the not which they re
espect to the NOTES, which I hope und neither superabundant nor unily concise, they include all Mr. wn illustrations, together with relected from Mr. Mason, Mr. Scott, son, and several anonymous coms; and if these be found to have led with the necessary degree of I and discrimination, I have only to at the occasional remarks of the ill not be found useless nor imper
umbering the If a reader has
nation to ref ceeds, he can they were not Celiberation, a
been usual, I know, to print the ns, en masse, at the end of the
spent to assist ence to local are certainly because with
on every trivia book
insert the notes at the feet of the pages which they respectively belong, without e cumbering the text in any unsightly manne If a reader has either not time or not inc nation to refer to these notes as he pr ceeds, he can as easily pass them over as they were not there; but if he reads wi deliberation, and does not think it time m spent to assist his understanding by a ref rence to local or critical explications, the are certainly referred to with more pleasu because with less trouble, than by turni on every trivial occasion to the end of t book.