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sedly written in imitation of the style, as well as of the spirit of the elder poets ; but with a few exceptions, the Author believes that the language adopted in it has been equally intelligible for these three last centuries. The lines entitled Expostulation and Reply, and those which follow, arose out of conversation with a friend who was somewhat unreasonably attached to modern books of moral philosophy.
The Rime of the Ancyent Marinere
near the Lake of Esthwaite
and sent by my little Boy to the Person to
whom they are addressed