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Printed for J. Cooke;
The Reader is desired to correct the following material Errata, occasioned chiefly by the Author's being abfent when the Work was printed.
P. 5. I. 5. for Or read read of all
1. 13. for mem'ry read memory
THE following Translations (with a very few exceptions) were written many years ago, and at that early age, when the mind is particularly alive to the sensations described by Petrarch, Metastasio, and Zappi.
This is not mentioned as an excuse for their faults: the moment a man determines to publish, he must abandon all such ground of apology. Thus much only is faid for the sake of those readers who may think that it is not every period of life, at which it is becoming or reasonable to be bufied upon such subjects. Indeed private gratification alone was originally in view : and this would not be doubted, if it were known to how few these verses have been communicated during a period of thirteen or fourteen years.
Whatever degree of merit may belong to these Translations, it consists chiefly in their closeness to the Origi