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HYMNS of CALLIMACHUS,
Translated from the Greek into ENGLISH Verse,
To which are added,
Six HYMNS of ORPHE U S,
The Encomium of PTOLEMY by THEOCRIT U S.
By WILLIAM DODD, B. A.
Late of CLARE-HALL, CAMBRIDGE.
L O N D ON:
T H O M AS
DU KE of N EW CAST L E,
Chancellor of the University of CAMBRIDGE.
Lord Bishop of Chester, that I should
offer these First Fruits of my academical
X Labours to your Grace, it was with much Satisfaction, that I embraced the Proposal : Nothing doubting of your GRACE's Favour to a Member of that University, which has been fo di
stinguished by your Regard, and more especially to a Member of that College, which claims the Honour of your
GRACE's Education. But when the Honourable Gentleman *, who has long been an Ornament to that learned Body in general, and to our Society in particular, was pleased to introduce my Cause to your Grace, your ready and pleasing Acceptance of my little Tribute, was no more than the Fruits of a reafonable and well grounded Expectation.
The Author, here offered to your GRACE's Patronage, was happy in the Smiles and Protection of the most Noble and Worthy Princes : His Merits were equal to their Esteem, his Gratitude no inconfiderable Means of perpetuating their Glory, and those. very Passages, wherein he applauds his Benefactors, fufficient Testimonies of the Excellency of their Judgment.
It has been my Endeavour, that he should lose none of his deserved Praise in an English Dress; how far I have succeeded, must be left to the De* The Honourable Thomas Tecon bend, Esq; Member for the University of Cambridge.
cision of others : But I shall esteem myself happy, if the acknowledged Worth of the Author shall recommend to your GRACE's Regard, the more humble Labours of the Translator.
Our Author and his Patrons are no more ; but the Works of the one are the standing Memorials of the Fame of both : And, (in the Words of one of our Poets)
Theoc. Encom. p. 196.
Suffer me, my Lord, (without that Flattery which have rendered Dedications infamous heartily to wish, that your GRACE, like these illustrious Persons, may gain the Stamp of Worth and honest Fame, by di