Fifty copies were printed of this Abridgment, for the use of some of the members of the Royal family: compiled by Miss Knight, author of Dinarbas, a Description of Latium, and other works. A similar Abridgment of the History of Germany was printed in 1810; of France, in 1812; of Rome, in 1817; and of Portugal, in 1817. Twelve copies of a "Hymn" were also printed at the same press, in 1817.
|"Make us eternal truths receive,|
And practise all that we believe."—Dryden
Leaf following the title, with this inscription: "The gift of the Queen, to her beloved daughters, Charlotte-Aug. Matilda, Augusta-Sophia, Elizabeth-Mary, and Sophia: and, with her Majesty's permission, dedicated to their Royal Highnesses, by the translator, Ellis Cornelia Knight."
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This volume contains a selection of poems, by William Robert Spencer, Samuel Rogers, Miss Knight, and others; prefixed is an etching, a view of Frogmore.