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HAPPY that author, whose correct * eflay.
Repairs so well our old Horatian way:
* John Sheffield duke of Buckinghamshire,
For who have long'd, or who have labour'd inore
When France had breath'd, after intestine broils, And
peace and conquest crown'd her foreign toils, There (cultivated by a royal hand) Learning grew fast, and spread, and blest the land; The choicest books that Rome or Greece have known, Her excellent translators made her own : And Europe still considerably gains, Both by their good example and their pains. From hence our generous emulation came, We undertook, and we perform’d the same. But now, we shew the world a nobler way, And in translated verse do more than they ;