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have acquir’d you in the Royal Family: A Prince, who is constant to himself, and steady in all his Una dertakings; one with whom the Character of Ho. RACE will agree,

Si fractus illabatur orbis,
Impavidum ferient ruina.

Such a one cannot but place an Esteem, and repose a Confidence on him, whom no Adversity, no Change of Courts, no Bribery of Interest, or Cabal of Factions, or Advantages of Fortune, can remove from the solid Foundations of Honour and Fidelity.

Ille meos, primus qui me fibi junxit, amores
Abstulit, ille habeat fecum, servetque sepulcro.

How well your Lordship will deserve that Praise, I need no Inspiration to foretel. You have already left no room for Prophecy : Your early Undertakings have been such, in the Service of your King and Country, when you offer'd yourself to the most dangerous Employment, that of the Sea ; when you chose to abandon those Delights, to which your Youth and Fortune did invite you, to undergo the Hazards, and, which was worse, the Company of

common Seamen ; that you have made it evident, : you will refuse no Opportunity of rendring yourself

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useful to the Nation, when either your Courage or Conduct shall be requir’d.

Bishop Burnet, Pref.to Sir T. MORE's Utopia.

Our Language is now certainly properer and more natural than it was formerly, chiefly since the Correction that was given by the Rehearsal: And it is to be hoped that the Esay on Poetry, which may be well match'd with the best Pieces of its kind that even AUGUSTUS's Age produced, will have a more powerful Operation ; if clear Sense, joined with home, but gentle Reproofs, can work more on our Writers, than that unmerciful exposing of 'em has done.

ADDISON, Spectat. No 253. We have three Poems in our Tongue, which are of the same nature, and each of them a Masters piece in its kind : The Essay on Translated Verse, the Esay on Poetry, and the Esay on Criticism.

Ld. LANSDOWN, Elay on Unnatural Flights, &c. Roscommon first, then MULGRAVE rose, like Light, To clear our Darkness, and to guide our Flight: . With ftcady Judgment, and in lofty Sounds, They gavě us Patterns, and they sct us Bounds.

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The STAGYRITE and HORACE laid afide,
Inform'd by them, we need no foreign Guide:
Who seek from Poetry a lasting Name,
May from their Lessons learn the Road to Fame.

PRIOR, Alma, Cant. 2.
Happy the Poet ! bleft the Lays!
Which BUCKINGHAM has deign’d to praise.

GARTH, Dispensary.
Now Tyber's Streams no courtly Gallus see,
But smiling Thames enjoys his NormanBY.

Pope, Esay on Criticism.
Yet some there were among the sounder few,
Of those who less presum'd, and better knew,
Who durft affert the juster ancient Cause,
And here restor'd Wit's Fundamental Laws.
Such was the Muse, whose Rules and Practice teli,
Nature's chief Masterpiece is writing well.

Pope, Miscellanies. Muse, 'tis enough, at length thy Labour ends : And thou shalt live ; for BUCKINGHAM commends.

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( xi Let Crowds of Criticks now my Verse alfail, Let Das write, and nameless Numbers rail. This more than pays whole Years of thankless Pain, Time, Health, and Fortune, are not loft in vain : SHEFFIELD approves ; consenting PHOEBUS bends s And I and Malice from this Hour are Friends,

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The TABLE.

VOL. I.
THE Temple of Death.
| Ode on Love

SONGS and VERSES.
Elegy to the Dutchefs of R-
A Letter from Sea.
Love's Slavery.
The Dream.
To one who accused him of being too sensual in

bis Love.
The Warning:
To AMORETTA.
The Venture.
Inconstancy Excused. Songa

pain
On" Azprehension of losing what he had newly

gain'd, in Imitation of Ovid. The Reconcilement. Song:

Song.

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To a Coquet Beauty.
The Relapse.
The Recovery.
The Convert.
The Picture. In Imitation of ANACREON. I
On Don Alonzo's being killed in Portugal,
upon account of the Infanta, in the Year 1683. 64.

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