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"A friend:" a poem, by Henry Leonard, Date not recorded at time of cataloguing

MS. Rawl. B. 165, fol. 61
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The poem itself commences at fol. 65; prefixed are:

  1. (fol. 61) A dedication, in prose, having the author's name subscribed, but unfortunately mutilated at the beginning, so that the name of his patron is lost.
  2. (fol. 63) An introduction, in verse. Beg. "Some gentle muse that knowes best to define, / A ffreind in verse, befreind this verse of myne."

Poem beg. "Hee that would chuse a frind aright had neede / To arme his soule with such religious heed."

At the end are added translations of the second and twelfth elegies of Propertius, and of the Lyric of Cornelius Gallus.


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MS. Rawl. B. 165, fol. 61


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