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For I find many of the said books which writers have abridged it, and many things
left out; and in some place have set certain verses that he never made ne set in
his book; of which books so incorrect was one brought to me, 6 years past, which
And now I found, by the number of my verses, that they began to swell into a little
volume ; which gave me an occasion of looking backward on some beauties of
my author, in his former books. There John Dryden (1631-1700), the great ...
occurr'd to me the Hunting of the Boar, Cinyras and Myr- rha, the good-natur'd
story of Baucis and Philemon, with the rest, which I hope I have translated closely
enough, and given them the same turn of verse which they had in the original ...
... and many works in verse; particularly is said to have invented the octave rhyme
,' or stanza of eight lines, which ever ... that Dante had begun to file their
language, at least in verse, before the time of Boccace, who likewise receiv'd no
What judgment I had, increases rather than diminishes; and thoughts, such as
they are, come crowding in so fast upon me, that my only difficulty is to choose or
to reject; to run them into verse, or to give them the other harmony of prose.
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