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THE MEMORY OF

JOHN SHEFFIELD,

DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM,

THESE

HIS MORE LASTING REMAINS,

(THE MONUMENT OF HIS MIND,

AND MORE PERFECT IMAGE

OF HIMSELF)

ARE HERE COLLECTED BY THE DIRECTION OF

CATHARINE HIS DUCHESSE:

DESIROUS THAT HIS ASHES MAY BE HONOURED,

AND HIS FAME AND MERIT COMMITTED

TO THE TEST OF

TIME, TRUTH, AND POSTERITY,

::

TESTIMONIES

OF

AUTHORS

Concerning his GRACE, and his Writings.

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E. of RoscoMMON, Esay on Transl. Verse.
APPY that Author! whose correct * Elay
Repairs so well our old HORATIAN Way.

DRYDEN, Absal. and Achit, Sharp-judging ADRIEL, the Muses Friend, Himself a Muse In Sanhedrin's Debate, True to his Prince, but not a Slave of State.

* Ellay on Poetry.

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DR YDEN, Verses to Lord Rosc.
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, Pref. to VIRGIL's Æneis. « Your Efay of Poetry, which was publish'd u without a Name, and of which I was not ho« nour'd with the Confidence, I read over and over, « with much Delight, and as much Instruction: « And, without flattering yoll, or making myself

more moral than I am, not without some Envy. “ I was loth to be inform’d how an Epic Poem “ should be written, or how a Tragedy should be “ contriy’d and manag’d, in better Verse, and with “ more judgment, than I cou'd tcach others.

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I gave the unknown Author his duc Commen" dation, I. must confess : But who can answer for

me, and for the rest of the Pocts who heard nie “ read the Poem, whether we should not have “ been better plcas’d, to have seen our own Names « at the Bottom of the Title-Page? Perhaps we

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