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Printed for T, DAVIES, W. STRAHAN, W. CLARKE
and R. COLLINS, T. BECKET, T. CADELL, G.
M.DCC.I XXV I.
IN moving Lines these few Epistles tell
What Fate attends the Nymph that likes too well :
In diff'ring Breasts what diff'ring Pasions glow!
Your Sex, in all that can engage, Excel;
But, Madam, long will Your 'unpractis'd Years
The Time ere-long, if Verse presage, will come,
So when Aurora first salutes the Sight,
A D V E R T IS E M E N T.
'HE Publick having encouraged so many Editions of
Ovid's Epifles, I began to think if any thing mighe yet be added to the Perfection of the Work. And the greater Part of Sapho to Phaon being omitted in Sir Carr Scroope's Translation, I solicited an entire new Version of that Epiftle, to render the whole Book compleat. The Author of it will have me acquaint the Reader, that it was undertaken on that Account only, and not out of any supposed Defeet in what that Gentleman had done.
It was proposed in this Edition to change the Method of the Epiftles according to the Chronological Order, and the Connexion the Subjects often have with each other ; which might have contributed to the Ease of the English Reader, by clearing fome Historical Pasages referred to in several of them. But Custom having obtained to the Contrary, we have only subjoined the following Account.
The Chief of thofe who undertook the Expedition of the Golden Fleece, were Hercules and Jason: Some Writers add Theseus, who was Cotemporary with them, and famous for his Victory over the Minotaur, which he atchieved by the Allistance of ARIADNE, whom afterwards forfaking, he married PHÆDRA, who fell in Love with his Son HIPPOLYTUS. Jason as he went on the forementioned Expedition was entertained by HypSYPILE at Lemnos, but deserted her for Medea, and afterwards MEDEA for Creusa. HeRCULES after his A 3