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-Nec PHOEBO GRATIOR ULLA EST
QUAM SIBI QUAE VARI PRAESCRIPSIT PAGINA NOMEN.

VIRG.

GLASGOW,

PRINTED BY Robert AND ANDREW FOULIS

M DCC LII.

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TESTIMONIES

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AUTHORS, Concerning his GRACE, and his WRITINGS.

Earl of ROSCOMMON, Ejay on Translated Verse.
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DRYDEN, Absalom and Achitophel.
Sharp-judging ADRIEL, the muses friend,
Himself a muse-In Sanhedrim's debate,
True to his prince, but not a llave of state.

DRYDEN, Verses to Lord. ROSCOMMON.
How will sweet Ovid's ghost be pleas'd to hear
His fame augmented by an English peer?
Now he embellishes his Helen's loves,
Outdoes his softness, and his sense improves!

DRYDEN, Preface to VIRGIL'S AENEIS. " Your Essay on Poetry, which was published without a

name, and of which I was not honour'd with the confi. " dence, I read over and over, with much delight, and as 6 much instru&tion; and, without flattering you, or making “ myself more moral than I am, not without some envy. I

was loth to be informed how an Epic Poem Mould be writ

ten, or how a Tragedy Mould be contrived and managed, " in better verse, and with more judgment, than I could teach

I gave the unknown Author his due commendation, I “ must confess: but who can answer for me, and for the rest “ of the Poets who heard me read the Poem, whether we " should not have been better pleased, to have seen our own names at the bottom of the Title-page? Perhaps we com

Elay on Poetry.

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