An essay on translated verse

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Jacob Tonson, 1684 - 24 pages
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Page 12 - Take pains the genuine meaning to explore; There sweat, there strain; tug the laborious oar ; Search every comment that your care can find; Some here, some there, may hit the poet's mind : Yet be not blindly guided by the throng: The multitude is always in the wrong.
Page 3 - Europe still considerably gains, Both by their good Example and their Pains. From hence our gen'rous Emulation came, We undertook, and we perform'd the same.
Page 4 - Master as he there appears. Vain are our Neighbours Hopes, and Vain their Cares, The Fault is more their Languages...
Page 19 - Mufe propitioufly invites, Improve her favours, and indulge her flights ; But when you find that vigorous heat abate, Leave off, and for another fummons wait. Before the radiant fun, a glimmering lamp, Adulterate metals...
Page 17 - Famine star'd him in the Face. Fain would he to the Wives be reconcil'd, But found no Husband left to own a Child; 10 The Friends that got the Brats were poyson'd too; In this sad case what could our Vermin do? Worry'd with Debts and past all Hope of Bail, Th...
Page 17 - But what a thoughtless Animal is Man, (How very Active in his own Trepan!) For greedy of Physicians frequent Fees, From Female Mellow Praise He takes Degrees; Struts in a new Unlicens'd Gown, and then, From saving Women falls to killing Men.

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