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JOHN DRYDEN, ESQ.
TALES, AND TRANSLATIONS,
BY THE LATE
REV. JOSEPH WARTON, D.D.
REV. JOHN WARTON, M.A.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR F. C. AND J. RIVINGTON; T. PAYNE; J. NUNN; R. LEA;
LACKING TON AND CO.; J. RICHARDSON ; LONGMAN AND CO. ; CADELL
By Law and Gilbert, St. John's-Square, Clerkenwell.
SOME eslates are held in England by paying a fine at the change of every
lord. I have enjoyed the patronage
your family, from the time of your excellent grandfather to this
preo sent day. I have dedicated the tranNation of the Lives of Plutarch to the first Duke ; and have celebrated the memory of your heroic father. Though I am very short of the age
of Nestor, yet I have lived to a third generation of
your house; and by your Grace's favour am admitted still to hold from you by the fame tenure.
I am not vain enough to boast that I have deserved the value of fo illustrious a line; but my fortune is the greater, that for three dea scents they have been pleased to distinguish my