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His other Prologues were written occasionally, on the spur of friendlhip, and are by no means deficient in poetical merit.

His Latin epitaphs were produced from the fame cause, and are not only allowed to be classically corred, but according to his own definition of an epitaph, “ well appropriated.”

Such is the short history of these Poems, which lay scattered in fo many periodical publications, and at such diftant periods of time, as not only called out all my industry, but that of my friends to form this collection. Of their fuccess I can have no doubt, as what has been well received by the public individually, mult collectively be entitled to a greater thare of their approbation.

Feb. 1785.

THE EDITOR

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JUV. Sat. III.
Quamvis digressu veteris confusus amici ;
Laudo, tamen, vacuis quod fedem figere Cumis
Destinet, atque unum civem donare Sibyllæ.

-Ego vel Prochytam præpono Suburræ, Nam quid tam miserum, tam solum vidimus, ut non Deterius credas horrere incendia, lapsus Tectorum afsiduos, et mille pericula fævæ Urbis, & Augufto recitantes nense poetas?

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