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IN THREE VOLUMES.
WITH THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.

DONNE! the delight of Phoebus and each Muse,
who to hy one all other brains refuse;
Whose ev'ry work of thy most early wit
Came forth example, and remain so yet;
Longer a knowing than most wits do live,
And which no' affec ion praise enough can give;
To it thy langua_e, letters, arts, best life,
which might with half mankind maintain a strife;
All which I mean to praise, and yet I would,
But leave because I cannot as I should.

BEN. JONSON.

; VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR, AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF, 6. CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND,

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DR. JOHN DONNE,

DEAN OF ST. PAUL'S, LONDON.

CONTAINING HIS

SATIRES AND EPITHALAMIONS.

I will not draw the envy to engross
All thy perfections, or weep ail our loss;
Those are too num'rous for an ele, ic,
And this too great to be express'd by me.
Tho'ev'ry pen should share a distinct part,
Yei thou art theme enough to try all art.
Let others carve the rest; it shall suffice
I on thy comb this epitaph incise :
Here lies a king that ruld, as he thought fit,
The universal monarchy of wit :
Here lie two flamens, and both those the best,
Apollo's first, at last the true Gud's priest.

THO. CARY.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR, AND UNDER THE DIRECTION OF,
G. CAWTHORN, BRITISH LIBRARY, STRAND,

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DR. JOHN DONNE.

THE LIFE OF:

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Mr. Jobn: Denne was born in London, of good and hogy virtuous parents; and though his own Icarning and

other mulaięlied merits may justly appear sufficient to dignify both himself and his pas city, yet the reader may be pleased to know that his father was lineally descended from a very ancient family in Wales, where many of his name now live, that deserve and have great reputation in that country.

By his mother he was descended of the family of the famous and learned Sir Thomas More, some time Lord Chancellor of England; as also from that worthy and laborious Judge Rastall, who left. posterity the vast statutes of the law of this nation most exactly abridged.

He had his first breeding in his father's house, where a private tutor had the care of him, until the ninth year of his age, and in his tenth year was sent to the university of Oxford, having at that time a good command both of the Freneli and Latin tongue. This, and some other of his, rëniarkable abilities, made one give this censure of him, that this age had brought forth another Picus Mirandula, of whom story says, that he was rather born than made wise by study.

There he remained in Hart-Hall, having, for the advancement çf hiş studies, tutors of several sciences

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