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LONDON:
PRINTED FOR J. DODSLEY, IN PALL-MALL.

M.DCC.LXXXII.

3633 -25 W 2.9

V.2

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Of JANUARY and May, The Wife

of Bath, and TRANSLATIONS of STATIUS and Ovid, and the ImiTATIONS of some English Poets.

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HE first dawnings of polite lite

rature in Italy, appeared in talewriting and fables.

Boccace gave a currency and vogue to this species of composition. He collected many of the common tales of his country, and delivered them in Vol. II.

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