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OLD ENGLISH BOOKS,
ESPECIALLY THOSE WHICH ARE SCARCE.
TO WHICH ARE ADDED
MEMOIRS OF DECEASED AUTHORS;
ORIGINAL, MORAL, AND CRITICAL ESSAYS, WITH
By SAMUEL EGERTON BRYDGES, Esq.
BEING THE SECOND OF THE NEW SERIES.
PRINTED BY T. BENSLEY, BOLT-COURT, FLEET STREET,
FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME, PATERNOSTER-ROW,
A SPACE has been left for a Preface, and 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.
The dusk of evening sail'd along;
Hush'd was tlie last bird's warbling song;
For here the host had lov'd to cherish,
In gaudy hues, enrich'd the cieling,
The feast was call'd; the table stor'd, And gaily look'd the lightsome board, When, taithful to his plighted word, Knock d at the door the weary Bard; Long was the way, the chase was hard;