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and to have been received from Angels; Caius meant the Book of the Revelations, which he at the same time informs us were written by Cerinthus, and not by St. John. We indeed here meet with very astonishing Prodigies and Revelations, which St. John is said to have received from Angels. Mention is made therein of a first Resurrection ; of a reign during a thousand Years that was to succeed it; of a new Jerusalem, and the marriage of the Lamb, to which Mankind should be invited ; all which the Millenarians explain’d as glancing at temporal Felicity; grounding their Arguments chiefly on the Revelations of St. John, tho' Caius rejects them on this occasion, as was just now obferv’d; and looks upon them as so many extravagant fictions, publish'd by Cerinthus under the name of that great Apostle.
It must therefore be own'd, that Caius hinted at the Revelations, and that Eufebius, who himself had seen the Work of this Writer, was of the fame Opinion ; for after having quoted the words above-mention'd from that Treatise, there immediately follows another Passage of Denis of Alexandria, which mentions an ancient Traditio. left to the Church, viz. that Cerinthus bad writ the Revelations of St. John, whose illustrious Name be had employ'd, purely to give the greater authority to his own chimæras. Nor should I have insisted on a Point which to me appears selfevident, had not Mr. Du Pin affected to raise a doubt, without the least necessity for his fo doing, by insinuating that Caius might perhaps speak of a Pseudo-Revelation, different from our Book of the Revelations. 'Tis something whimfical to see the Church of Rome, which arrogates to it self the Name of the fole Pillar of
Truth, give up, on that occasion, its deareft interefts into the Hands of a Man who made fo very free with an inspired Writing, without his being disown'd either by the Pope, or any afsembly of Divines
bre de François I. Roi de France; Re-
3 ceux de Michel Marot Son Fils, & les Piéces du Different, de Clement avec François Sagon : Accompagnée d'une Preface Historique & d'observations Critiques. A la Haye, Chez P. Golje & J. Neaulme. 1731. Six Volumes in 12mo. Tome I, p. 404 Tome II.
p. 428. Tome III. p. 389. Tome IV. p. 387. Tome V. p. 392. Tome VI. p. 368.
France; Revis’d and Corrected by many Manuscripts, and above forty printed Editions, augmented with
many genuine Poems; nor are those which are falsy attributed to him omitted. With the Works also of John Marot bis Son; and the Pieces writ upon Occasion of the Differences between Clement Marot and Francis Sagon. This Edition is accompanied with an Historical Preface and Critical Observations. Hague, Sold by John Neaulme, 1731. Six Volumes in 12mo. Vol. I. 404 pages. Vol. II. 428 pages. Vol. III. 382 pages. Vol.IV. 387 pages. Vol. V. 392 pages. Vol. VI. 368 pages.
HE first Volume contains an Epistle De
dicatory to Monsieur le Compte Hoym, Minister of State to his Majesty the King of Poland.
A List of the particular Pieces in this Edition.
A Lift of the principal Editions of the Works of Clement Marot, which are made use of.
And concludes with the smaller Works and Elegies of Clement Marot.
The second Volume contains his Letters, his Spiritual and other Songs, Madrigals and Rondeaus.
The third Volume contains his Epigrams, Flneral Poems, his Epitaphs, his Cemetery or Churchyard, his Complaints, his Prayer before the Cru
cifix, with the Description of the Female Body, in imitation of that which Clement Marot had made upon beautiful and disagreeable Bubbies.
In the fourth Volume is his Translations, and many Advertisements, Prefaces by foreign Poets, taken from the different Editions.
The Poems of 7. Marot, Father of Clement, with those of Michael Marot Son to the latter. And some Poems ascribed to Clement Marot, or made upon him, compose the fifth Volume.
The fixth Volume includes the Verses that were made upon a Quarrel which Sagon and Hueterie, two wretched Poets, had with Clement Marot. Some little Pieces made in imitation of Marot, or relating to him. A Chronological Table of his Works; and an Alphabetical List of the obsolete Words which are met with in the Volumes. And concludes with an Index.
at this Edition had been made with great care and accuracy: It is introduc'd with a very long Preface by way of Dialogue, on the Life and Writings of Marot.
This Preface is accompanied with several Notes made by a Writer who wou'd make us believe, that he had omitted nothing which cou'd render this Edition perfect: We can nevertheless assure our Readers that these consist of nothing but a Collection of different Pieces taken from various Editions : This now publish'd is very incorrect, a Circumstance of the worst Consequence to the Editions of old Poets, not to mention that the present Editor's Notes have no manner of Merit in them.
The Critical Notes in general are either trifling, or nothing to the purpose; and the other
Notes are either low Jokes, or obscure Remarks of which the Text had no need.
In the Critic's Epistle Dedicatory a false Judgment of Marot is form’d, when he accuses him of not having Strength enough to support the Misfortunes which befel him; whereas it appears on the contrary, that he principally show'd in his Adversity a great Courage and Resolution. Those Pieces which he wrote in Prijon, in his Exile, while Sick, and after his being Robb’d, are certain Proofs of that easiness of Temper he poffefs’d, and could not be the Effect of a constant and perpetual Disguise, but must flow from a Spirit of true Bravery and Chearfulness which are superior to Misfortunes.
The Editor is no less unhappy in his Historical Preface, which one may properly call a Work written in fpight of the Muses and the Graces. The Editor, who would have the publick believe him to be a Man of Wit, appears a heavy Writer, whose Wings could scarce raise him above the Ground,
When he would be fevere, he has the rafhness, not to say the Insolence, to accufe Queen Margaret of Navarre, of listening to the Addresses of Clement Marot, and at last not to have been cruel to him.
This Editor audaciously cites for the Proof of his Accufation several improbable Circumstances, which only prove his own Impertinence.
In a word, we may lay in general of the Works of Clement Mazot, that tho this poet is fo excellent in his kind, that others take as much delight in imitating bis Manner and his Style, as they find it difficult to fucceed in it: It yet wou'd have been more proper to have suppress'd some of the Poems in this Edition,