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IMPERFECT HINTS

TOWARDS A NEW EDITION OF

SHAKESPEARE,

WRITTEN CHIEFLY IN THE YEAR 1782.

bard divine! For many a care beguil'd
By the sweet magic of thy foothing lay,
For many a raptur’d thought, and vision wild,
To thee this debt of gratitude I pay.

MR. WARTON'S SONNET TO GRAY.

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O, might some verse with happiest skill persuade
Expreflive picture to adopt thine aid ;
What wondrous draughts might rise from every page!
What other Raphaels charm a distant age!

COLLINS TO SIR T. HANMER.

This chief Enchanter of the willing breast,
Will teach thee all the magic he poflest.

HAYLEY'S EPISTLE TO Romney,

L o N D o N:
PRINTED AT The Logographic Press, BY J. WALTER,
PRINTING - HOUSE - SQUARE, BLACKFRIARS, FOR THE AUTHOR,
AND SOLD BY J. ROBSON, NEW BOND-STREET; R. BALDWIN,
PATERNOSTER ROW ;

W. RICHARDSON, UNDER
THE ROYAL EXCHANGE.

AND

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THE HONOUR A B L E

HORACE WALPOLE,

Α Ν D

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Sir JOSHUA REYNOLDS,

(Whom SHAKESPEARE, had he lived in these Days, would have cho

sen for the Conductors of any splendid Edition of his Works)

THIS SMALL TRACT

IS WITH ALL RESPECT INSCRIBED,

BY

THEIR MOST OBEDIENT,

AND HUMBLE SERVANT,

December 19th, 1786.

The Author.

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