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Bilhop BURNET, Preface to Sir T. More's Utopia. Our language is now certainly properer and more natural than it was formerly, chiefly since the correction that was given by the Rehearsal: and it is to be hoped that the Essay on Poetry, which may be well match'd with the best pieces of its kind that even AUGUSTUS's age produced, will have a more powerful operation; if clear sense, joined with home, but gentle reproofs, can work more on our writers, than that unmerciful exposing of 'em has done.
ADDISON, Spectator, NO 253. We have three Poems in our tongue, which are of the same nature, and each of them a master-picce in its kind : the Elz
The Vision. Written during a Sea Voyage, when sent
to command the Forces for the Relief of Tangier.