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FOR C.BATHURST, J. BUCKLAND, W.STRAHAN, J. RIVING-
TON AND SONS, I.DAVIES, T.PAYNE, L.DAVIS, W. OWEN,
B. WHITE, S. CROWDER, T. CASLON, T. LONGMAN,
B. LAW, E. AND C. DILLY, J. DODSLEY, H. BALDWIN,
J. WILKIE, J. ROBSON, J. JOHNSON, T. LOWNDES,
T.BECKET, G. ROBINSON, T.CADELL, W. DAVIS,
J. NICHOLS, F. NEWBERY, T. EVANS, J. RID-
LEY, R. BALDWIN, G. NICOL, LEIGH AND
SOTHEBY, J. BEW, N. CONANT,
J. MURRAY, W. Fox, J• BOWEN.

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Out of the EIGHTH Book of

OVID'S METAMORPHOSES.

CONNECTION to the former STORY.

Ovid, having told how Theseus bad freed Athens from

the tribute of children, ruhich was imposed on them by Minos king of Creta, by killing the Minotaur, here makes a digreffion to the story of Meleager and Ata. lanta, zubich is one of the most inartificial, connations in all the Metamorphoses : for be only says, that Theseus obtained such honour from that combat, that all Greece had recourse to him in their necesities; and, amongst others, Calydon ; though the hero of that country, prince Meleager, was then living.

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ROM him, the Caledonians fought relief;

Though valiant Meleagrus was their chief.
The cause, a boar, who ravag'd far and near :
Of Cynthia's wrath, th’avenging minister.
For Oeneus, with autumnal plenty bless’d,
In gifts to heaven his gratitude express'd :
Cullid 'heaves, tó Ceres ; to Lyæus, wine;
To Pan, and Pales, offer'd sheep and kine';
And fat of olives, to Minerva's shrine.
VOL. IV.

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