Edwin and Eltruda: A legendary tale. By a young lady. London: printed for T. Cadell, 1782. [4],iii,[1],31,[1]p.; 4⁰. (ESTC T81521; OTA K066811.000)

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    EDWIN AND ELTRUDA.

    A LEGENDARY TALE.

    PRICE TWO SHILLINGS.

  • EDWIN AND ELTRUDA.

    A LEGENDARY TALE.

    BY A YOUNG LADY.

    Mark it, Cesario, it is true and plain;
    The spinsters and the knitters in the sun
    And the free maids that weave their thread with bones,
    Do use to chant it. It is silly, sooth,
    And dallies with the innocence of love,
    Like the old age.
    SHAKSPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT.

    LONDON: PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND. MDCCLXXXII.

  • ADVERTISEMENT, By the EDITOR.

    THE young Lady who is the writer of the following Poem is a native of London, but was removed, with her Family, in very early life, to a remote part of the kingdom, where her sole instruction was derived from a virtuous, amiable, and sensible mother. In so distant a situation, she had such little access to books, that, when the piece now presented to the public was written, she had not read Mr. Cartwright's Armine and[Page 2] Elvira, Dr. Percy's Hermit of Warkworth, and other beautiful productions of that kind. On her return to the metropolis last summer, the Poem being shewn to several of her ac quaintance, they earnestly requested its pub lication; to which she hath consented, with the modesty and diffidence that, in the sea son of youth, are the usual concomitants of true virtue. Having long been intimate with the family, I with pleasure undertook the task of Editor; and my pleasure will be greatly increased, if this performance shall meet with a favourable reception from the judges of poetical merit. Should there be found in it many marks of an elegant and pathetic genius, to these not only the candid, but even the judicious critic will direct his principal attention; and will be disposed to forgive the simplicity of the story, and that[Page 3] diffusion of sentiment which is so natural to a youthful mind, in its first essays in com position.

    AND. KIPPIS.
  • ERRATA

    Page 4, line 11, for this read his.

    Page 5, l. 4, for grace, r. charm.

    Page do. l. 11, for blows, r. blooms.

    Page 7, l. 10, for was, r. were.

    Page 12, l. 2, for youthful, r. golden.

    Page 21, l. 16, for do, r. no.

    Page 26, l. 1, for To, r. I.

  • EDWIN AND ELTRUDA.
  • FINIS.