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HUDIBRAS.

The First PART,

WRITTEN

In the Time of the

Late Wars .

Corrected and Amended,

With Several

ADDITIONS and ANNOTATIONS.

LO'N DON:

Printed by J. M. for Geo. Sawbridge;

and Sold by Mattb. Hawkins, at the
Angel in St. Paul's Church-Yard. 1709.

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Oeta nascitur, non fit,is a Sentence

of as great -Truth as Antiquity; it being most certain, that all the acquir’d Learning imaginable is insufficient to compleat a Poet, without a Natural Genius and Propensity to so Noble and Sublime an Art. And we may without Offence observe, that many very Learned Men, who have been ambitious to be thought Poets, bave only render'd themselvesObnoxious to that Satyrical Inspiration, our Author wittily invokes;

Whichmade them, though it were

in spight Of Nature and their Stars, to write.

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