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STATE TRIUNVIRATE,

a political Cale:

AND

THE EPISTLES

OF

BREVET MAJOR PINDAR PUFF.

Architophel each rank, degree, and age,
For various ends, neglects not to engage;
The wise and rich, for fame and counsel brought,
The fools and beggars, for their numbers sought,
With parasites, and libel-spawning imps,
Intriguing fops, dull jesters, and worse pimpg.

DRYDEN

NEW-YORK:

P.RINTED FOR THE AUTHOR,
AND SOLD BY W. B. GILLEY, NO. 92 BROADWAY,

AND OTHER BOOKSELLERS.

.........

J. Seymour, printer.

LENOX LIBRARA
NEW YORK

Southern District of New York, 8. BE EIT REMEMBERED, That on the tenth day of December, in

the forty-fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, JONATHAN SEYMOUR, of the said District, hath deposited in this Office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit

The State Triumvirate, a Political Tale: and the Epistles of “ Brevet Major Pindar Puff.

Architophel eaeh rank, degree, and age,
" For various ends, neglects not to engage;
“ The wise and rich for fame and counsel brought,
“ The fools and beggars for their numbers sought,
" With parasites, and libel-spawning imps,
" Intriguing fops, dull jesters, and worse pimps.

" DRYDEN In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled " An Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the time therein mentioned.” And also to an Act, entitled “ an Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled an Act for the encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."

GILBERT LIVINGSTON THOMPSON,

Clerk of the Southern District of New-York.

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PROLEGOMENA,

BY SCRIBLERUS BUSBY, L. L. D.

Societat. Piff. Paff. Puff. Clint. Soc. Honor. A. B. C.

D. E. F. G. H. I., &c. &c. &c.

GENTLE AND RIGHT LEARNED READER,

Behold I present unto thee a complete and not inelegant edition of all the opera minora of the Poetæ Bucktailici, being the works of the Bucktail Bards, collected by mine own labours, and sedulously corrected by my care, so that the text thereof now appeareth purged from all those errors which the oscitancy of prior editors had suffered to creep in; and the rust of errata being scoured off, it now shineth in its pristine brightness.

With respect unto the merit of these classical productions, it is not needful to speak at large. Even from their first appearance, did the whole republic of letters join in hailing them as the genuine offspring of Apollo, by the nymph Tammania-the waters of the Pierian fount, and those of the great spring, being clearly perceived to flow in mixed streams throughout every page.

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