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RECOLLECTIONS

OF

A LITER A RY LIFE.

I.

VARIOUS AUTHORS.

PERCY'S RELIQUES.

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I NEVER take up these three heavily-bound volumes, the actual first edition, at which Dr. Jobpson wont to scoff, without feeling a pleasure quite apart from that excited by the charming book itself; although to that book, far more than to any modern school of minstrelsy, we owe the revival of the taste for romantic and lyrical poetry, which had lain dormant since the days of the Commonwealth.

This pleasure springs from a very simple cause.

VOL. I.

B

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