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Facing to the northern climes, Thrice he tracd the Runic rhyme; Thrice pronounc'd in accents , dréad. 3 The thrilling verse that wakes the devil!
Published as the Act directs 15 Ang! 1776
Sir THOMAS MILLS.
WHEN I present the Public with an clegant 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 handsomely printed and universally read.
I flatter myself there is no impropriety in particularly inscribing these poems to a gentleman who has judgement to distinguish, and taste to relish fine verses, and who possesses a heart capable of many virtues.