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JOHN DRYDEN, Efq;
CONTAINING ALL HIS
ORIGINAL POEMS, TALES,
Now firft Collected and Published together
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS.
ACCOUNT OF HIS LIFE AND WRITINGS,
VOLUME THE FIRST.
Printed for J. and R. TONS ON, in the Strand.
The DUKE of NEWCASTLE,
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?