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On the HARMONY, VARIETY, and POWER of
On the NUMBERS of PARADISE LOST.
By Mr. SAMUEL SAY.
Printed by JOHN HUGHS, near Lincoln's-Inn-Fields.
T may be proper to acquaint the Reader, that most of the following Poëms were written in the Author's younger Years,
chiefly as an Amusement from graver Studies, and never intended for the Prefs; But, after his Death, a Friend being defired to look over his Papers, and examine if there was any thing of the Poëtical kind, that might be acceptable to the Public, it was thought, on fuch Review, that this little Collection would be well received,
If the Reader will turn to what the Author has faid in his Second Essay, p. 154, concerning the Idéa he fuppofes HORACE to have pursued in his Satires and Epiftles with regard to the Numbers, he will know what to expect in the following Translations of fome of the Epiftles, viz. the pure and genuine Senfe, without much Glofs or Ornament, yet the Accents still refting naturally on Those Words which are defign'd to be Emphatical. But where HORACE is Harmonious, the Transla