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From op'ning skies may streaming glories fhine,
VER. 343. May one kind grave, etc.] Abelard and Eloïfa were interred in the fame grave, or in monuments adjoining, in the Monaftery of the Paraclete: he died in the year 1142, fhe in 1163. P.
Condemn'd whole years in abfence to deplore,
HE following Tranflations were felected from many others done by the Author in his Youth; for the most part indeed but a fort of Exercifes, while he was improving himself in the Languages, and carried by his early Bent to Poetry to perform them rather in Verse than Profe. Mr. Dryden's Fables came out about that time, which occafioned the Translations from Chaucer. They were first separately printed in Mifcellanies by J. Tonfon and B. Lintot, and afterwards collected in the Quarto Edition of 1717. The Imitations of English Authors, which are added at the end, were done as early, fome of them at fourteen or fifteen years old; but having alfo got into Mifcellanies, we have put them here together to complete this Juvenile Volume. P.