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Bear me, oh! b-ar me to seque-ter'd scenes,
IN ONE VOLUME.
London: Printed for Cadelland Davies; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme;
Nichols and Son; J. Walker; Wilkie and Robinson ; W.J.and
Leigh; P. Wynne; J. Booker; and
SIR JOHN DENHAM.
SAMUEL JOHNSON, L.L.D.
Of Sir John Denham very little is known but what is related of him by Wood, or by himself.
He was born at Dublin in 1615; the only son of Sir John Denham, of Little Horsely, in Essex, then chief baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, and of Eleanor, daughter of Sir Garret More, baron of Mellefont.
Two years afterwards, his father, being made one of the barons of the Exchequer in England, brought him away from his native country, and educated him in London.
In 1631 he was sent to Oxford, where he was considered as a dreaming young man, given
more to dice and cards than study; and therefore gave no prognostics of his future eminence ; nor was suspected to conceal, under sluggishness