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A PARAPHRASED TRANSLATION LATIN POEM, ENTITLED " NATALE SOLUM," BY THE LATE EDWARD VENABLES VERNON, STUDENT OF CHRIST CHURCH, OXFORD, WHICH OBTAINED THE CHANCELLOR'S PRIZE AT THAT UNIVERSITY, A. D. 1804. DEDICATED BY PERMISSION TO HIS GRACE THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK. DEDICATION. I MAY venture with the greater confidence to solicit your Grace's acceptance of this Dedication, as the only motive which urges me to present it wilt necessarily transfer the whole of your attention from myself to an object of the nearest and most natural concern. The composition, which is honoured by so flattering an introduction to the public, can advance no stronger title to that distinction, than that it bears testimony to the merits of a beloved and lamented son. The affection which I bore, in common with all his cotemporaries, to the regretted author of the Original,. first induced me to offer this tribute to his memory. DEDICATION. Nowhere could it be dedicated with greater propriety than to a Parent whose early instruction and example were, under Providence, the chief source of the many virtues and amiable qualities which conciliated and secured that affection. By authorizing me to annex the Original Poem, your Grace has supplied the only just criterion by which the comparative merits and defects of the English imitation can be appreciated, and at the same time material))' advanced the value of my publication, not only by the benefit of so important an accession, but also by the opportunity which it has afforded me of acknowledging the obligation thus conferred on, Your Grace's Most respectful and obedient Humble Servant, E. B. IMPEY. OUR NATIVE SOIL. Vattene m pace alma beata e betta ,. Cosl i mid versi avessmforza...

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