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THE GREAT THEATRE OF THE
EEOM THE SPANISH OF CALDEKON.
WITH AN ESSAY ON HIS LIFE AND GENIUS
EICHAED CHENEVIX TEENCH.
rpHESE translations have lain by me for nearly twice the nine years during which Horace recommended that a poem should remain in its author's power. They formed part of a larger scheme long ago conceived; but in the carrying out of which I presently discovered inner difficulties; not to say that it would have required, as I also soon was aware, a far greater amount of time and labour than I was either willing or had a right to bestow upon it. The scheme was consequently laid aside. At the same time I did not lay aside the hope of rescuing a few portions of my work from the absolute oblivion to which the remainder, written