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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

O F

AUTHORS

Concerning his GRACE, and his Writings.

E. of ROSCOMMON, Effay on Transl. Verse.

H

APPY that Author! whose correct * Essay

Repairs fo well our old HORATIAN Way.

DRYDEN, Abfal. and Achit.

Sharp-judging ADRIEL, the Mufes Friend, Himself a Mufe-In Sanhedrin's Debate, True to his Prince, but not a Slave of State.

* Essay on Poetry.

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DRYDEN, Verfes to Lord Rosc.

How will sweet OVID's Ghost be pleas'd to hear
His Fame augmented by an English Peer?

Now he embellifhes his HELEN's Loves,
Outdoes his Softnefs, and his Senfe improves !

DRYDEN, Pref. to VIRGIL'S ENEIS.

"YOUR Effay of Poetry, which was publifh'd "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 Inftruction: «And, without flattering you, or making myself "more moral than I am, not without fome Envy. "I was loth to be inform'd how an Epic Pocm "fhould be written, or how a Tragedy fhould be " contriv'd and manag'd, in better Verfe, and with "more Judgment, than I cou'd teach others.

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

me, and for the reft of the Pocts who heard me "read the Poem, whether we fhould not have "been better pleas'd, to have feen our own Names "at the Bottom of the Title-Page? Perhaps we

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