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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, E. AND C. DILLY, J. DODSLEY, H. BALDWIN,
J. WILKIE, J. ROBSON, J. JOHNSON, T. LOWNDES,
T. BECKET, G. ROBINSON, T.CADELL, W. DAVIS,
J. NICHOLS, F. NEWBERY, T; EVANS, J. RID-
LEY, R. BALDWIN, G. NICOL, LEIGH AND
SOTHEBY, J. BEW, N. CONANT,
J. MURRAY, W. Fox, J• BOWEN,

MDCCLXXIX.

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MELEAGER and ATALANTA.

Out of the EIGHTH Book of

OVID'S METAMORPHOSES.

CONNECTION to the former STORY.

Ovid, baving told how Theseus had freed Athens from

the tribute of children, which was imposed on them by Minos king of Creta, by killing the Minotaur, here makes a digression to the story of Meleager and Atalanta, jubich is one of the most inartificial connections in all the Metamorphoses : for be only says, that Theseus obtained such honour from that combat, tbat all Greece had recourse to him in their necesities; and, anongj others, Calydon ; though the hero of that country, prince Meleager, was then living.

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ROM him, the Caledonians fought relief ;

Though valiant Meleagrus was their chief.
The cause, a boar, who ravag'd far and near :
Of Cynthia's wrath, th’avenging minister.
For Oeneus, with autumnal plenty bless’d,
In gifts to heaven his gratitude express'd :
Cull'd fheaves, to Ceres ; to Lyžus, wine ;
To Pan, and Pales, offer'd sheep and kine;
And fat of olives, to Minerva's shrine.
VOL, IV.

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