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Printed for J. and R. TONSON, in the Strand,

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The Duke of NeWCASTLE,

MY LORD

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F I presume 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 inconsiderableness of the editor. To whom can these poems

be

more properly inscribed than to such a patron as Dryden himself would have chosen; a nobleman of the first

distinction, known to love polite learni ing, because he understands and tastes it ;

and eminent for his candour, no less than his discernment ?

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