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Ad JOANNEM MILTONUM.

CEDE, Meles; cedat depressa Mincius urna;
Sebetus TASSUM desinat usque loqui:
At Thamesis victor cunctis ferat altior undas;
Nam per te, MILTO, par tribus unus erit.
Epigramma JOANNIS SALSILLI Romani.

Thus Imitated.

1 LET Mincio now in humble Waves subside;
2 The Mantuan Swan no more supports his Pride;
3 No more let Meles boast of HOMER's Lays;
4 No more Sebetus murmur TASSO's Praise:
5 Since Thames can glory in our MILTON's Name,
6 Thames shall be equal to them all in Fame.

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Title (in Source Edition): Ad JOANNEM MILTONUM.
Author: Stephen Duck
Themes: poetry; literature; writing
Genres: heroic couplet; paraphrase

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Poems on several occasions: By Stephen Duck. London: printed for the author, 1736, p. 294. xl,334,[2]p. ; 4⁰. (ESTC T90234; OTA K073280.000)

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