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often in spirit and in language worthy of the themes and of the bard. Let none sneer at "Liberty" till they have read it; and if, during the operation, they may sometimes sleep, yet assuredly at the close of it they will be ashamed any longer

to sneer.

We regret that the plan of our publication does not permit us to give any specimens of Thomson's letters. They shew him in a new aspect,—as the affectionate brother, the steadfast friend, the acute observer of human nature-in short, the "fine fat fellow" that he was, no less certainly than one of our most genuine and popular poets.


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