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EMINENT BRITISH POETS,

CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED

FROM CHAUCER TO BURNS,

WITH CRITICISMS ON THEIR WORKS, SEDECTED FROM

THE MOST DISTINGUISHED WRITERS.

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INTENDED FOR TEACHERS, AND THE HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS.

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No species of writing seems more worthy of cultivation than Biography; sinco none can be more deligh$ful oi acore jus¢kal

, nat car more certainly enchain the heart by irresistible interest; or more widely diffuse instruction to every diversity of condition.—JOHNSON.

PUBLISHED BY DIRECTION OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF NATIONAL EDUCATION IN IRELAND.

DUBLIN: PRINTED BY ALEX. THOM & SONS, 87, ABBEY-STREET,

POR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.

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