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THE LIVES

OF

THE POETS-LAUREATE.

THE LIVES

OF

THE POETS-LAUREAΤΕ.

WITH AN INTRODUCTORY ESSAY ON

THE TITLE AND OFFICE.

BY WILTSHIRE STANTON AUSTIN, JUN.,

B.A., EXETER COLLEGE, OXON;

AND JOHN RALPH, M.A.,

BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

οὔτε γὰρ ἱστορίας γράφομεν, ἀλλὰ βίους· οὔτε ταῖς ἐπιφανεστάταις
πράξεσι πάντως ἔνεστι δήλωσις ἀρετῆς, ἡ κακίας, ἀλλὰ πρᾶγμα βραχὺ
πολλάκις καὶ ῥῆμα, καὶ παιδιά τις, ἔμφασιν ἤθους ἐποίησε μᾶλλον,
ἢ μάχαι μυριόνεκροι, καὶ παρατάξεις αἱ μέγισται, καὶ πολιόρκιαι
πόλεων.-PLUTARCH.

LONDON:

RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

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