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II. The fate Of the Author and his work is remarkable. Although he mentions several of his contemporaries with the most kind and just appreciation of their merits, it does not appear that any one of them thought his name worthy Of record and his work, with one or two exceptions, may be said to have been left unre garded from the time of its publication. If the writers of his own age were indifferent, their successors were, as might be expected, ignorant even Of his existence, and thus neither the works of any of our poetical antiquaries, biographers, or critics, nor those of our professed bibliographers, until Hazlitt, contain any notice whatever of him or his work. It may seem somewhat strange that our late colleague and treasurer, Mr. Beriah Botfield, should not have discovered this volume, and mentioned it in his Notes on the Cathedral Libraries of England, privately printed in 1849, in which pp. 369 to 384: are devoted to the description of the Library at Peter borough. The omission, however, may perhaps be thus accounted for. There are in the Library many volumes in quarto Of miscellaneous tracts bound together without any attempt at classification, or separation even of prose from poetry, and when Mr. Botfield made his notes this volume of poems was no doubt bound with others.