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HEN I first thought of Writing upon
this OccaswinI found the Ideas fogreat W
and numerous, that I judg'd them more proper for the Warmth of an
Ode, than for any other fort of Poetry: I therefore set HORACE before Me for a Patterns and particularly his famous Ode, the Fourth of the Fourth Book,
Qualem ministrum fulminis Alitein, &c.
which He wrote in Praise of DRUSUS after his Expedition into GERMANY, and of AUGUSTU S upon his happy Choice of That General. And in the following Poem, tho' I have endeavour'd to Imitate all the great Strokes of that Ode, I have taken the Liberty, to go off from it, and to add va