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THE

LIVE S

OF THE MOST EMINENT

ENGLISH POETS;

WITH

CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS

ON THEIR

WORK S.

By SAMUEL JOHNSON.

A NEW EDITION, CORRECTED.

THE SECOND VOLUME.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR C. BATHURST, J. BUCKLAND, W.STRAHAN, J.RIVING-
TON AND SONS, T. DAVIES, T.PAYNE, L. DAVIS, W. OWEN, B. WHITE,
S. CROWDER, T. CASLON, T. LONGMAN, B. LAW, C. DILLY,
J. DODSLEY, J. WILKIE, J. ROBSON, J. JOHNSON, T. LOWNDES,
G. ROBINSON, T. CADELL, J. NICHOLS, E. NEWBERY,
T. EVANS, P. ELMSLY, R. BALDWIN, G. NICOL, LEIGH
AND SOTHEBY, J. BEW, N. CONANT, W. NICOLL,
Į. MURRAY, S. HAYES, W. FOX, AND J. BOWEN.
MDCCLXXXIII.

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DRYDEN.

F the great poet whose life I am about to delineate, the curiofity which his

to delineate,

reputation must excite, will require a display more ample than can now be given. His contemporaries, however they reverenced his genius, left his life unwritten; and nothing therefore can be known beyond what cafual mention and uncertain tradition have fupplied.

JOHN DRYDEN was born August 9, 1631, at Aldwincle near Oundle, the son of Erafmus Dryden of Tichmerfh; who was the third fon of Sir Erafmus Dryden, Baronet, of Canons Ashby. All these places are in Northamptonshire; but the original VOL. II. stock

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