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RETROSPECTIONS,

BIOGRAPHICAL, CRITICAL,

AND HISTORICAL.

BY

NATHAN DRAKE, M.D. H. A. L.

AUTHOR OF ESSAYS ON PERIODICAL LITERATURE, &c.

" How sweet in morning hours,
When vernal airs stir the fresh-blowing flowers,
The light that shines reflected from the past !”

ROGERS.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

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LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.

MDCCCXXVIII.

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

vi 101003

Cooke oqueat.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY THOMAS DAVISON, WHITEFRIARS.

1892

48-202 23-2

MORNINGS IN SPRING.

No. XIII.

Call up Him that left half told
The story of Cambuscan bold.

MILTON.

And sage DUNDAR. The bard has run his race,
But glitters still the Golden Terge on high.

Dyer.
And BURNS, whose happy style,
Whose manner-painting strains

Recall the days,
When tender joys, with pleasing smile,
Blest our young ways.

TELFORD.

It has been beautifully observed by Warton, in
his History of English Poetry, that CHAUCER may
be resembled to "a genial day in an English Spring.
A brilliant sun enlivens the face of nature with an
unusual lustre: the sudden appearance of cloudless
skies, and the unexpected warmth of a tepid atmo-
sphere, after the gloom and the inclemencies of a

VOL. II,

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