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T HE Canons of Criticism, and the Sonnets
1 printed in Dodsey's Miscellanys were so well received by the best Judges, that it is presumed the Republication of them, together with the other
eces, which the Author left behind him, and which he had prepared for the press before his last illness, will be agreeable to the Public. The twen. ty-seven Sonnets, which now appear for the first time, are in the same taste with those in Dodsley's volume, correct, simple, not aiming at points or turns, in the phrase and structure rather ancient, for the most part of a grave, or even of a melancholy cast; formed in short upon the model of the Italians of the good age, and of their Imitators among us, Spenser and Milton. The Trial of the letter Y is a very sensible piece of English criticism; a study, of which the Author was particularly fond, and in which few have shewn so exact a taste.
Mr, Edwards was a Barrister of Lincoln's-inn, Son and Grandson of two worthy Gentlemen of the same profession; he had a liberal Education, and an independent Fortune.