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any ways be useful towards illuftrating our author; and in the conclufion have added an index of the less common words occafionally explained in the notes.
The Latin poems I cannot fay are equal to several of his English compofitions: but yet they are not without their merit; they are not a Cento like most of the modern Latin poetry; there is spirit, invention, and other marks and tokens of a rifing genius; for it should be confidered, that the greater part of them were written while the author was under twenty. They are printed correctly according to his own editions in 1645 and 1673; and as they can be read only by the learned, there is the lefs occafion for any notes and obfervations upon them. Some few are added, which were thought no more than neceffary. But it is time to have done with these things, and to apply to other works, more important and more useful, if the execution prove answerable to the intention.
December 31, 1751.