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Author: John Aikin; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,; A. & R. Spottiswoode,
Publisher: London : Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, Paternoster Row, 1820.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The object of this work, which is entirely new, is to comprise, within a single volume, a chronological series of our classical poets, from Ben Johnson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with biographical and critical notices of their authors. The contents of this volume are so comprehensive, that few poems, it is believed, are omitted, except such as are of secondary merit, or unsuited to the perusal of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aikin, John, 1747-1822.
Select works of the British poets.
London : Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown, 1820
(OCoLC)612377022
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Aikin; Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown,; A. & R. Spottiswoode,
OCLC Number: 2078433
Notes: Title from engraved title page plate.
Lyre vignette on engraved title plate.
Last page blank.
"Printed by A. and R. Spottiswoode, printers-select, London" -- Page [ii]
Text in double columns.
Signatures: A² B-3E⁸ 3F⁴
Description: vii pages, 1 unnumbered page, 807 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 1 unnumbered leaf of plates ; 22 cm
Responsibility: by Dr. Aikin.

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"The object of this work, which is entirely new, is to comprise, within a single volume, a chronological series of our classical poets, from Ben Johnson to Beattie, without mutilation or abridgment, with biographical and critical notices of their authors. The contents of this volume are so comprehensive, that few poems, it is believed, are omitted, except such as are of secondary merit, or unsuited to the perusal of youth" -- Page [i].

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