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EMINENT BRITISH POETS,
FROM CHAUCER TO BURNS,
WITH CRITICISMS ON THEIR WORKS, SELECTED FROM
THE MOST DISTINGUISHED WRITERS.
INTENDED FOR TEACHERS, AND THE HIGHER CLASSES IN SCHOOLS.
No species of writing seems more worthy of cultivation than Biography; since none can be more deligh‘ful 02 Boso jus¢kal, not caå moro 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,
FOR HER MAJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE.