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Facing to the northern clime, Thrice he tracd the Runic rhyme; Thrice pronounc'd in accents, dread The thrilling verse that wakes the devil!
Publifhed as the Act directs 15 Aug 1776
Sir THOMAS MILLS.
WHEN I prefent the Public with an
elegant edition of " Poems by Mr. Gray" at a very moderate price, I perform an action which I am confident would have been highly grateful to the author had he been living, as every writer naturally wishes to have his works handfomely printed and univerfally read.
I flatter myself there is no impropriety in particularly infcribing these poems to a gentleman who has judgement to distinguish, and tafte to relish fine verfes, and who poffeffes a heart capable of many virtues.
I remain, with respect,