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See p. 13 scene from
Doctor Fant

p. 81 Toom in imitation of
Goethe'r Nähe dig Geliebten

beginning:

wenn mir der Sonne Scheinine,

"Ich denke doen, we

Vom Meere strahlt?

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THE

BEAUTIES

OF

MODERN LITERATURE,

IN

VERSE AND PROSE;

TO WHICH IS PREFIXED,

A Preliminary View

OF THE

LITERATURE OF THE AGE.

By M. M'DERMOT,

AUTHOR OF A CRITICAL DISSERTATION ON THE NATURE AND PRINCIPLES OF
TASTE, &c. &c.

Mind, mind alone, (bear witness Earth and Heaven)

The living fountains in itself contains

Of beauteous and sublime: here, hand in hand,

Sit paramount the graces; here enthroned,

Celestial Venus with divinest airs,

Invites the soul to never fading joy.

AKENSIDE'S Pleasures of Imagination.

London:

PRINTED FOR SHERWOOD, JONES, AND CO.

PATERNOSTER-ROW.

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PREFACE.

In the following Work the Editor has used the plural pronoun in alluding to himself, in conformity with the general practice of Periodical Writers, as it is intended to publish the Work annually, if not half yearly. The object of the Work he has fully described in his Preliminary View, and has here only to say, that if this View be erroneous, he will feel happy in being set right by any of his readers. How far he has evinced taste in the selection of the Extracts, or judgment in his Commentaries upon them, the Public only can determine. From the Critics he has nothing to fear, and nothing to hope. The assertion may appear singular, but it is not more singular than true; at least he believes so, and if he be mistaken he will acknowledge himself no prophet in the next volume.

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