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THE

MISCELLANEOUS WORKS

OF

JOHN DRYDEN, Efq;

CONTAINING ALL HIS

ORIGINAL POEMS, TALES,

AND

TRANSLATION S.

Now firft Collected and Published together

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

WITH

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EXPLANATORY NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS.

ALSÓ AN

ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS,

VOLUME THE FIRST.

LONDON:

Printed for J. and R. TONS ON, in the Strand.
MDCCLX.

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TO

HIS GRACE

The DUKE of NEWCASTLE,

MY LORD,

IF

F I prefume to address to your Grace these Miscellanies of one of our greatest English poets, now first collected and illustrated with Notes; perhaps the acknowledged eminence of the author may apologise for the inconfiderableness of the editor. To whom can these poems be more properly inscribed than to fuch a patron as Dryden himself would have chofen; a nobleman of the first distinction, known to love polite learning, because he understands and taftes it; and eminent for his candour, no less than his difcernment?

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