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To which are added,
JULIUS CAESAR, and MARCUS BRUTUS.
-NEC PHOEBO GRATIOR ULLA EST
QUAM SIBI QUAE VARI PRAESCRIPSIT PAGINA NOMEN.
PRINTED BY ROBERT AND ANDREW FOULIS
M DCC LII,
Concerning his GRACE, and his WRITINGS.
Earl of ROSCOMMON, Efay on Tranflated Verfe.
H well our old HORATIAN way.
DRYDEN, Abfalom and Achitophel.
DRYDEN, Verfes to Lord. ROSCOMMON.
DRYDEN, Preface to VIRGIL'S AENEIS.
"YOUR Effay 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 "much inftruction; and, without flattering you, or making "myself more moral than I am, not without fome envy. I "was loth to be informed how an Epic Poem should be writ"ten, or how a Tragedy should be contrived and managed, "in better verfe, and with more judgment, than I could teach ❝ others.
"I gave the unknown Author his due commendation, I "must confefs: 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*Efay on Poetry.