I had intended to have put in practice, (though far unable for the attempt of such a poem,) and to have left the stage, to which my genius never much inclined me, for a work which would have taken up my life in the performance of it. This too I had intended...
The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, tr. into Engl. verse, by mr. Dryden ... - Sida xxvii
efter Juvenal - 1726
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