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TESTIMONIES OF AUTHORS

CONCERNING

HIS GRACE AND HIS WRITINGS.

Earl of ROSCOMMON, Essay on Translated Verse.

HAPPY that author! whofe correct effay

Repairs fo well our old Horatian way.

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DRYDEN, Abfalom and Achitophel.
Sharp-judging Adriel, the Mufcs' friend,
Himself a Mufe---In Sanhedrin's debate,
True to his prince, but not a flave of state.

DRYDEN, Verfes to Lord Rofcommon.
How will fweet Ovid's ghost be pleas'd to hear
His fame augmented by an English peer?
How he embellishes his Helen's love,
Outdoes in foftness, and his sense improves.

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DRYDEN, Preface to Virgil's Æneis.

"Your Effay on Poetry, which was published without a name, and of which I was not honoured with the "confidence, 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

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