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MISC ELLAN Eous PoEMs,
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J O H N B_Y R O M, M. A. F. R. S.
$ O. M. E. T. I M E
Fellow of TRINITY College, CAMBRIDGE,
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HE Publication of the following Sheets is in Com

pliance with the Request of many of Mr. Byrom's Friends, who were much pleased with some of his poetical Compositions, which had casually circulated in his Life-time. Much might here be said of the Author's learned, and poetical Talents; but it does not seem to be the Business of an Editor to endeavour to anticipate the Reader's Judgment By it's own intrinsic Worth, and the candid Opinion of the Public, the following Work is left to stand, or fall.

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A Deference due to the Public may however make it necessary to assure them, that the Poems here presented are the genuine Produćtion of Mr. Byrom. They are carefully transcribed frém. His own Manuscripts; but as many of them were written rather for private, than for public Perusal, it is hoped that all favourable Allowance will be made for small Inaccuracies.

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and it is prefumed, that, if they are not found deficient

in other Respects, the Novelty of the Manner will be rather a Recommendation than otherwise.

At a Time when Party-Disputes are so happily subfidcd, it may seem to want an Apology, that, in the following Colle&tion, some few Pieces are inserted, which appear to be tinétured with a Party-Spirit A small Attention however will convince the warmest Partizan, that what Mr. Byrom has written of this Cast was intended to soften the Asperity, and prevent the Mischiefs of an overheated Zeal. Since this was the Author's chief Motive for writing, it is imagined no other Apology will be necessary for the Publication of such Pieces.

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