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THE

POETICAL WORKS

OF

JOHN DRYDEN, ESQ.

CONTAINING

ORIGINAL POEMS,

TALES, AND TRANSLATIONS,

WITH NOTES,

BY THE LATE

REV. JOSEPH WARTON, D.D.

THE

REV. JOHN WARTON, M.A.

AND OTHERS.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. III.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; T. PAYNE; J. NUNN; R. LEA;

LACKING TON AND CO.; J. RICHARDSON ; LONGMAN AND CO. ; CADELL
AND DAVIES; AND WILSON AND SON, YORK;

By Law and Gilbert, St. John's-Square, Clerkenwell.

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SOME eslates are held in England by paying a fine at the change of every

lord. I have enjoyed the patronage

of

your family, from the time of your excellent grandfather to this

preo sent day. I have dedicated the tranNation of the Lives of Plutarch to the first Duke ; and have celebrated the memory of your heroic father. Though I am very short of the age

of Nestor, yet I have lived to a third generation of

your house; and by your Grace's favour am admitted still to hold from you by the fame tenure.

I am not vain enough to boast that I have deserved the value of fo illustrious a line; but my fortune is the greater, that for three dea scents they have been pleased to distinguish my

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