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and other marks and tokens of a rifing genius; for it should be confidered, that the greater part of them were written while the author was under twenty. They are prinred correctly according to his own ́editions in 1645 and 1673; and as they can be read only by the learned, there is the less occafion for any notes and observations upon them. Some few are added, which were thought no more than neceffary. But it is time to have done with these things, and to apply to other works, more important and more useful, if the execution prove anfwerable to the intention.
December 31, 1751.
JOANNIS MILTONI LONDINENSIS POEMATA.
Ad Salfillum poetam Romanum ægrotantem.