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<dTitle>SAPPHO AND PHAON IN A <hi>SERIES </hi>OF
Legitimate Sonnets, WITH
THOUGHTS ON POETICAL SUBJECTS, AND ANECDOTES OF
THE GRECIAN POETESS.</dTitle>
<dAuthor>BY MARY ROBINSON,
<hi>Author of Poems, &c. &c. &c.
<dImprint>LONDON: Printed by S. GOSNELL, For the AUTHOR,
and Sold by HOOKHAM and CARPENTER, Bond Street.
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<head>Sappho and Phaon -- Preface.</head>
<p>IT must strike every admirer of poetical compositions, that the
modern sonnet, concluding with two lines, winding up the sentiment
of the whole, confines the poet's fancy, and frequently occasions an
abrupt termination of a beautiful and interesting picture; and that the
ancient, or what is generally denominated, the LEGITIMATE
SONNET, may be carried on in a series of sketches, composing, in
parts, . . .