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Printed for A. KINCAID and W. CREE C H,

and J. BALFOUR.
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M, DCC, LXXIII.

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THE NEW WORK PUBLIC L'BRARY 654889 A

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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Verses in praise of Mr Dryden.

From Mr ADDISON's Account of the English Poets.

UT see where artful Dryden next appears,

B Croce model in rhime, but charming en in years.

Great Dryden next! whose tuneful muse affords
The sweetest numbers, and the fittest words.
Whether in comic sounds, or tragic airs
She forms her voice, she moves our smiles and tears.
If satire or heroic strains the writes,
Her hero pleases, and her fatire bites.
From her no harsh, unartful numbers fall,
She wears all dresses, and she charms in all :
How might we fear our English poetry,
That long has flourish'd, should decay in thee;
Did not the Muses other hope appear,
Harmonious Congreve, and forbid our fear!
Congreve! whose fancy's unexhausted store
Have giv'n already much, and promis'd more.
Congreve shall still preserve thy fame alive;
And Dryden's Muse shall in his friend survive.

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