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customary force , Js no more than a demonstrative with some connective particle , or even alone . Dr . SymomJs h £ s the merit of pointing out the great importance of supplying the antecedents , where omitted in the original ^ yet necessary for intelligibility in our own language .
Newcome has made good use of his remarks ; but sometimes he has omitted to supply them where this was desirable ; and sometimes the reference is still somewhat ambiguous . I belieye I have pretty nearly exhausted the topics on which I proposed to offer my remarks . Should those which I have offerred be attended with any advantage , direct or indirect , I shall be amply repaid ; and if they appear useless , or at least unnecessary , I trust I shall be excused on the Score of intentions , I am , Sir , your ' s very respectfully , JLj * C /«
To the Editor of the Monthly Repository * Sir , I now send you two more poems by my young friend Joint Jackson , whose first and second productions you obligingly inserted in the number for September last * . The following pieces were com * municated to me in a short-hand letter , abounding with sentiment * and exhibiting in every line strong and unequivocal marks of origina genius * That John Jackson possesses the genuine temperament of poetic inspiration these pieces do abundantly manifest . In a letter which I have this day received , my young friend laments his present situa * tianin the following couplet : — * ¦» ^ Here , ' midst my fellow brutes , I spend my days , Uncheer'd by learning ' s salutary rays .
These lines are part of a Poetical Epistle , addressed to a certain Lyric Bard , of high poetic fame . As some apology for a trifling defect in the last stanza of ic Lines written in a Wood * ' it should be understood , that both the poems are the first unpolished effusions
of an unlettered muse ; and that I present them to the notice of your Teaders , only as the promising buds of future excellence , which time will mature , and which the candour of your readers will hasten towards perfection . Your obliged reader , fleet . Street , Jan . 12 , 1807 . J . Ni « UiTiNaAX « ,
SS Poetry . ^
Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Jan. 2, 1807, page 28, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2376/page/28/