LUOGO DI DRYDEN SPETTANTE
AL DANTE ED AL PETRARCA.
But Italy revi'ving from the trance
Of Vandal j Goth, and.ignorance
sVith Pauses, Cadence, and wellvowelVd
Arid all the Graces a good ear asfords
Made Rhime an Art, and Dante’s polislVd
RestoPd a silver, not a golden age .
Then Petrarch follow d, and in him we see
JVhat Rhime irnprov'd in all its height can he
At best a pleasing sound, and fair harha-
To the Earl of Roscommon on his
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