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A COLLECTION OF REMARKABLE
fSpitapl)* anli lEptgrams,
COMPILED FROM THE MOST ANCIENT AS WELL AS MODERN
SERIOUS AND FACETIOUS:
TO WHICH ARE ANNEXED,
Some Observations on Churches, Church-Yards, Rites of
WITH INSTRUCTIONS FOR
ASCERTAINING THE DATES OF ANCIENT MONJWENTS.
BY WILLIAM PULLEYN
"We read their Monument*—we sigh, and,\
"Better to have a bad Epitaph when dead, than
"How does the little Epigram delight,
If the minstrel may presume on success, where fiction frames his lay—if the author may calculate on laurels, who wields a prolific pen—perhaps, he who is a gatherer of the "longings after immortality," and their Epigrammatic sisterhood, may be allowed to encourage a hope, that his endeavours to please will not prove wholly unsuccessful.
By the serious-minded, much will be found in this small volume, that will accord with their feelings; by the curious, much that is interesting; and by the lovers of Epigrammatic wit, a selection of the choicest morceaux. The gay and thoughtless, the ambitious and worldlyminded, may also find in it matter for serious and humiliating reflection, while all may derive amusement from it; his object being to avert the broodings of melancholy, and the visionary chimeras of a diseased imagination, without giving offence to any.