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OLD ENGLISH BOOKS,
ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH ARE SCARCE.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED
· NECROGRAPHIA AUTHORUM,
MEMOIRS OF DECEASED AUTHORS;
OTHER LITERARY DISQUISITIONS.
By SAMUEL EGERTON BRYDGES, Esq.
BEING THE SECOND OF THE NEW SERIES.
AND J. WAITE, FLEET-STREET.
A SPACE has been left for a Preface, and I am called on to fill it up; but, alas ! I have little to say, but to thank my kind Correspondents, to whom the Bibliographical part of this volume is almost entirely indebted; more especially my liberal and learned coadjutor Mr. Park, and his able friend Mr. HASLEWOOD, whose various articles in each number need not be pointed out to my readers.
I will take this opportunity, therefore, of inserting another portion of a Poem, which I have been somewhat earnestly called upon to continue; and hope my readers may not deem it too much out of place.
A KENTISH TALE.
CONTINUED FROM VOL. 11. P. 127.
T'he dusk of evening sail'd along;
The feast was call’d; the table storid, And gaily look'd the lightsome board, When, taititul to his plighted word, Knock d at the door the weary Bard; Long was the way, the chase was hard ;