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AND

MÆVIAD,

BY

WILLIAM GIFFORD, ESQ.

Tota cohors tamen est inimica, omnesque manipli
Consensu magno officiunt :-dignum erit ergo
Declamatoris Mutinensis corde Vagelli,
Cum duo crura habeas, offendere tot caligatos!

THE EIGHTH EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN MURRAY, FLEET-STREET;
BECKET AND PORTER, PALL-MALL; AND

W. BLACKWOOD, EDINBURGH ;
RY W, BULMER AND CO. CLEVELAND-ROW,

ST. JAMES's.

1811.

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JOHN HOPPNER, Esq. R. A.

THE FOLLOWING POEMS

ARE INSCRIBED

AS A TRIFLING BUT GRATEFUL TESTIMONY

OF THE

AFFECTIONATE REGARD

OF HIS

MOST FAITHFUL FRIEND

THE AUTHOR.

THE

PUBLISHER TO THE READER.

ABOUT five years ago, I purchased of the Proprietor, (Mr. W. of Piccadilly,) the Copyright of the Baviad and Mæviad.

As the Work was frequently called for, I was desirous of sending it to the press; and accordingly applied, as a customary mark of attention, to the Author for his consent and co-operation, neither of which he was, at that time, inclined to give. As the demand for the Poem became more importunate, I renewed my applications ; when he told me, that reasons of a personal nature forbad his assistance; but that, if I was determined to reprint it,(which I was fully intitled to do,) he would furnish me with his Copy for the purpose."

In this, besides a number of verbal emendations, I had the pleasure to find an additional

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