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ble to me, and the officers of the Club granted me the use of their building while collating or copying those volumes.
To Mr. E. H. Wells, Curator of Modern English Literature in the Harvard Library, I am more deeply indebted than I can well express. His zeal and skill have made the Harvard collection of Drydeniana exceptionally complete, so that Cambridge is now almost as satisfactory a place as London for the editing of Dryden's works. In my own behalf, though until my labor of collating was nearly finished I was a total stranger to him, he has taken infinite and unselfisb pains, answering each of my queries with the utmost fullness, and finally sending me a card catalogue, prepared with great detail, of the Harvard Dryden collection. Largely through his aid, the bibliographical information in this volume is, I think, somewhat more complete than in previous editions.
Professors G. L. Kittredge and F. N. Robinson of Harvard University have aided me in many ways, especially by advice in regard to the text of the volume, and Professor W. A. Neilson has helped me very greatly by looking up questions that have arisen during the reading of the proof and in the preparation of the Notes. Mr. C. J. Barr, Assistant Librarian of the John Crerar Library in Chicago, has generously aided me by the gift of a copy of his valuable unpublished Bibliography of Dryden. I am indebted also to Professors E. K. Rand and W. S. Ferguson of Harvard, Professor W. T. Brewster of Columbia, Professor B. O. Foster of Stanford, and to my colleagues, Professors H. Morse Stephens, W. A. Merrill, W. M. Hart, H. W. Prescott, and T. F. Sanford of the University of California, for assistance of various kinds. Some minor obligations are acknowledged in the Notes.
Finally, all my other debts for aid in this edition of Dryden are as nothing compared to that I owe my wife, whose name, as joint editor, might well have been added to my own. She has collated, as well as I myself, every piece in this volume, and has read with me every line of the proof. She has prepared the Indexes, and has borne the larger part of the labor of making the Glossary ready for the press. She has revised the Biographical Sketch and the Notes, giving me invaluable advice in regard to them, and has coöperated with me in other ways too numerous for mention here.
G. R. N. BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA,
December 1, 1908.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Paloautre ALLT MAZAR, Nvir's
11. F DDK A TROLOGER.
TH TRANAIC LOT.
ROM THE CONQUEST OF KANADA
THEY ACRED AT TITE, OLI TÄ
IN INSOLNWINNIT LDS
Prom. E, EPUAGUE,
2.0 DIAWAL A LA Y
To MY HONOR'D FRIEND SIR ROBERT
HOWARD, ON HIS EXCELLENT POEMS 11
TO MY LORD CHANCELLOR, PRE-
SENTED ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
PROLOGUE TO THE RIVAL LADIES . 20
FROM THE INDIAN I PEROR; OR,
WONDERS, 1"; AN HISTORICAL POEM
PROLOGUE, EPILOGUE, AND Song
FROM THE ASSIGNATION; OR, LOVE
69 PROLOGUE, EPILOGUE, AND SONGS
FROM AMBOYNA; OR, THE CRUEL-
70 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, SPOKEN
72 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE SPOKEN
AT THE OPENING OF THE NEW
73 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO THE
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, 1674 75 EPILOGUE INTENDED TO HAVE BEEN
SPOKEN BY THE LADY HENR. MAR.
76 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO AURENGZEBE
77 EPILOGUE TO THE MAN of MODE; OR, SIR FOPLING FLUTTER
78 PROLOGUE TO CIRCE.
78 To Mr. LEE, ON HIS ALEXANDER 79 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO ALL FOR LOVE; OR, THE WORLD WELL Lost
80 EPILOGUE TO MITHRIDATES, PONTUS
81 PROLOGUE, EPILOGUE, AND SONG
FROM THE KIND KEEPER; OR, MR.
82 I 20IOGLE TO A TI YE Widow
84 PROLA ETO CÆSAR BORCIA, SON OF
POIR. ALEXANDER THE SIXTH 86 PROLI UE TO THE LOYAL GENERAL 87 THE ! :OLOGUE AT OXFORD, 1680 87
TRIDATES, KING OF
TON, OF BARNINGHAM IN NOR-
102 AN EPITAPH ON SIR PALMES FAIR
BORNE'S TOMB IN WESTMINSTER
1021 PROLOGUE AND SONG FROM THE SPANISH
FRIAR; OR, THE DOUBLE DISCOVERY 103 EPILOGUE TO TAMERLANE THE GREAT 104 POEMS WRITTEN IN 1681. PROLOGUE.
104 PROLOGUE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
105 PROLOGUE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.
106 PROLOGUE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, 1681
106 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO THE UN
HAPPY FAVORITE; OR, THE EARL
107 ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL, A POEM.
. 108 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO THE LOYAL
BROTHER; OR, THE PERSIAN PRINCE 122 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO THE PRINCESS OF CLEVES
124 THE MEDAL, A SATIRE AGAINST SEDI
TION, BY THE AUTHOR OF ABSALOM AND
125 PROLOGUE TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, UPON
HIS FIRST APPEARANCE AT THE DUKE's
132 TO THE DUCHESS ON HER RETURN FROM SCOTLAND IN THE YEAR 1682
133 MAC FLECKNOE; OR, A SATIRE UPON
THE TRUE-BLUE- PROTESTANT POERA
134 THE SECOND PART OF ABSALOM AND ACHITOPHEL, A POEM
137 PROLOGUE AND EPILOGUE TO THE KING
AND QUEEN AT THE OPENING OF THEIR
153 PROLOGUE, EPILOGUES, AND SONG FROM TAE DUKE OF GLISI
154 RELIGIO LAICI; OR, A LAYMAN'S
FAITH, A POENI
POEMS (THE FIRST MISCELLANY),
NSLATIONS FROM OVID'S EPIS"S ACE TO MACAREUS 'N TO PARIS DÆNEAS
88 92 95 98
THE HIND AND THE PANTHER,
THRENODIA A!" TSTALIS, AFU-
HAPPY MEMORT 0 KING CHARLES II 203