A Collection of THOUGHTS
Moral, Natural, and Sublime,
Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.
With feveral curious TOPICKS, and beautiful
PASSAGES, never before extracted, from
SHAKESPEAR, JOHNSON, BEAUMONT,
FLETCHER, and above a Hundred more.
The Whole digefted Alphabetically under their
refpective Heads, according to the Order of
TIME in which they wrote; to fhew the
gradual IMPROVEMENTS of our Poetry and
By THOMAS HAYWARD, Gent.
With an Hiftorical and Critical REVIEW of THIS, and
all the COLLECTIONS of this Kind hitherto published.
Printed for F. COGAN, at the Middle Temple Gat
in Fleetftreet, and J. NOURSE, at the Lamb withou