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TABLE-TALK OF SAMUEL ROGERS.

PORSONIANA.

OF THE

Table-Talk of Samuel Rogers.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

PORSONIANA.

NEW YORK:

D. APPLETON AND COMPANY,

346 & 348 BROADWAY.

1856.

18447.50

HARVARD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY

MAR 14 1958

PREFACE.

SAMUEL ROGERS was born at Stoke Newington, 30th July, 1763. His first publication, An Ode to Superstition, with some other Poems, appeared in 1786; at which period the coldly classic Mason (then a veteran) and the feeble Hayley were perhaps the most popular of our living poets: Cowper, though The Task* was in print, had scarcely won all his fame; Crabbe had put forth only his earlier pieces; and Darwin was yet to come. By The Pleasures of Memory, in 1792, Mr. Rogers rose to high reputation; which he fully maintained by his Epistle to a Friend, with other Poems, in 1798. He gave nothing new to the public till 1812, when he added Columbust to a re-impression

* The second volume of Cowper's Poems, containing The Task, is noticed with high praise in The Gentleman's Magazine for Dec. 1785. See p. 152 (note) in the present volume.

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