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EGREGIUM PRÆS TANTI

OF MR. A. COWL EY;

IN TWO VOLUMES:
With a Preface and Notes by the Editor.

VOLUME THE FIRST.

MUNERE

JUVENEL

DONAT.

H Ô c

Virg.

Drawn Zengravo by John Hall.from an Original Votur paintuo
by Zinck in Enamel, in the Collection of the Stontile Horare Walpole).

THE THIRD EDITION.

Forgot his Epic, nay Pindaric art;
“ But still we love the language of his heart." Popi,

L O N D ON:
Printed for T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND.

MDCCLXXVII.

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P R E F A C E.

would be using most writers of name very ill, to treat them with that freedom, which I have

prefumed to take with Mr. Cowley. But everything he wrote, is either so good or so bad, that, in all reason, a separation should be made ; left the latter, which unhappily, is the greater part, should, in the end, stifle and overlay the former.

The reason of this striking difference in the compositions of the same man, whose genius and learna 3

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