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VINCENT BOURNE, M. A.
ORIGINALS AND TRANSLATIONS.
To which are added his
I love the memory of VINNY BOURNE. I think him a better
« Latin poet than Tibullus, Propertius; Ausonius, or any
A NEW EDITION IN TWO VOLUMES.
Printed by N. Bliss,
FOR R. BLISS, AND R. BLISS, JUN.
EXTRACT of a Letter from W. Cow
per, Esq. to the Revd. W. Unwin.
“I LOVE the memory of Vinny Bourne. I “ think him a better Latin poet than Tibullus, “ Propertius, Ausonius, or any of the writers in “ his way, except Ovid, and not at all inferior to “ him. I love him too, with a love of partiality, « because he was usher of the fifth form at West“minster, when I passed through it. He was so “ good natured, and so indolent, that I lost more “ than I got by him ; for he made me as idle as “ himself. He was such a sloven, as if he had " trusted to his genius as a cloak for every thing “ that could disgust you in his person; and in" deed in his writings, he has almost made amends 6 for all. His humour is entirely original-he
can speak of a magpie or a cat, in terms so ex