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CANONS of CRITICISM,
Trial of the Letter T, alias Y,
By THOMAS EDWARDS, Efq;
Printed for C. BATHURST, oppofite St. Dunstan's
HE Canons of Criticism, and the Sonnets printed in Dodsley's Miscellanys were fo well received by the beft Judges, that it is prefumed he Republication of them, together with the other eces, which the Author left behind him, and which he had prepared for the prefs before his laft illness, will be agreeable to the Public. The twenty-feven Sonnets, which now appear for the first time, are in the fame taste with those in Dodsley's volume, correct, fimple, not aiming at points or turns, in the phrase and structure rather ancient, for the most part of a grave, or even of a melancholy caft; formed in short upon the model of the Italians of the good age, and of their Imitators among us, Spenfer and Milton. The Trial of the letter Y is a very fenfible piece of English criticism; a study, of which the Author was particularly fond, and in which few have fhewn so exact a taste.
Mr. Edwards was a Barrister of Lincoln's-inn, Son and Grandfon of two worthy Gentlemen of the fame profeffion; he had a liberal Education, and an independent Fortune.