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CRITICISMS on the Rolliad. Part the First
A Congratulatory Ode
Ode to Sir Elijah Impey
Master Billy's Budget.-A new Song
THE CRITICISMS on the ROLLIAD,
in their original form, excited such a general curiosity, that three spurious editions have already been sold, independently of their publication in various of the Daily Papers, and Monthly Magazines. Such a marked testimony in their favour, cannot but be peculiarly flattering to us. We therefore thought it incumbent on us in return, to exert our utmost endeavours in rendering them, as far as our judgment will direct us, yet more worthy of that attention with which they have been honoured, imperfect as they fell from us, through a channel, that did not seem necessarily to demand any very great degree of precision.
In the present edition some few passages have been expunged; others softened; many enlarged; more corrected and two whole numbers, with the greater part