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POEMS, ESSAYS, DIS-
By JOHN NORRIS, Rector of Bemerton
Diram qui contudit Hydran.
The Fifth Edition, carefully Revised, Cozrected,
Printed for Samuel Manship, at the Ship against the
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S it cannot be thought ftrange, that having by this Edition an Opportunity of Revifing this Book, I fhould comply with it; So neither can it, that when I did fo, I fhould find many things in it, (being a Juvenile Compofition) which my now Riper, and as I prefume better Judgment, cannot fo well Approve of. I have indeed found many things that were not as they should be ; Some as to Notion, fome as to Fact, and fome o as to manner of Expreffion And accordingly what I have obsery'd of this kind, at least in the moft confiderable Inftances, I have endeavour'd to rectifie, leaving out what was Incorrigible, and making fome Improvements up and down as Oc cafion offered: And tho' I cannot say it is now so Correct as if it were the present Production of my Pen, yet I think it is indif