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NUMBERS, whether in Prose or VERSE.
The S ECOND
Ľ O N D 0 N:
proper to acquaint the Reader, that most of the following Poëms were written in the Author's younger Years,
chiefly as an Amusement from graver Studies, and never intended for the Press ; But, after his Death, a Friend being desired to look over his Papers, and examine if there was any thing of the Poëtical kind, that might be acceptable to the Public, it was thought, on such Review, that this little Collection would be well received,
If the Reader will turn to what the Author has said in his Second Esay, p. 154, concerning the Idéa he supposes Horace to have pursued in his Satires and Epiftles with regard to the Numbers, he will know what to expect in the following Translations of some of the Epistles, viz. the pure and genuine Sense, without much Gloss or Ornament, yet the Accents still resting naturally on Those Words which are design’d to be. Emphatical. But where Horace is Harmonious, the Transla