A Collection of THOUGHTS
Moral, Natural, and Sublime,
Who flourished in the
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries,
With several curious TOPICKS, and beautiful
PASSAGES, never before extracted, from
SHAKESPEAR, JOHNSON, · BEAUMONT,
FLETCHER, and above a Hundred more.
The Whole digested Alphabetically under their
respective Heads, according to the Order of
Time in which they wrote ; to fhew the
gradual IMPROVEMENTS of our Poetry and
BY THOMAS HATIVIRD, Gent.
With an Historical and Critical Review of This, and
all the COLLECTIONS of this kind hitherto published.
L O N D
Printed for F. COGAN, at the Middle Temple Gate-
in Fleetftreet, and J. Nourse, at the Lamb withoir