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-Nec PHOEBO GRATIOR ULLA EST
PRINTED BY Robert AND ANDREW FOULIS
M DCC LII.
AUTHORS, Concerning his GRACE, and his WRITINGS.
Earl of ROSCOMMON, Ejay on Translated Verse.
DRYDEN, Absalom and Achitophel.
DRYDEN, Verses to Lord. ROSCOMMON.
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.