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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, Esay on Transl. Verse.
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.
DR YDEN, Verses to Lord Rosc.
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.
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