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What to begin would have been madness thought

DMI number:
3779
First Line:
What to begin would have been madness thought
Last Line:
Preserved the mighty work that now we see
Poem Genre / Form:
Couplet and Panegyric
Themes:
Ancient history, Glories of past ages, and Poetry / literature / writing[Translation of Lucretius]
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Author:
Richard Duke
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Chalmers (1810) IX: 222.
Dedicatee:
Thomas Creech
Confidence:
Absolute (100%)
Comments:
Content/Publication
Title:
Miscellany poems: the first part [T117015]
Page No(s):
pp.308-310
Poem Title:
To Mr. Creech on his Translation of Lucretius.
Attribution:
By Mr. R. Duke
Attributed To:
Richard Duke
Title:
Poems by the Earl of Roscomon. To which is added, An essay on poetry, by the Earl of Mulgrave, now Duke of Buckingham. Together with Poems by Mr. Richard Duke. [T132427]
Page No(s):
pp.398-401
Poem Title:
To Mr. Creech On His Translation of Lucretius.
Attribution:
By Mr. Richard Duke.
Attributed To:
Richard Duke