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THE MEMORY OF
DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM,
HIS MORE LASTING REMAINS,
(THE MONUMENT OF HIS MIND, AND MORE PERFECT IMAGE
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.
Concerning his GRACE, and his Writings.
E. of ROSCOMMON, Effay on Transl. Verfe.
Elsay on Poetry.
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.
DRYDEN, Verfes to Lord Rosc.
How will sweet OVID's Ghost be pleas'd to hear
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 muft 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