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OF THE

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In the Reign of Queen Elizabeth.

Written by Way of DIALOGUE

BETWEEN

EUDOXUS and IRENE U S.

By EDMUND SPÈ NS E R.
To which is prefix'd the AUTHOR's Life, and

an INDEX added to the Work.

DU B L I N:
Printed for LAURENCE FLIN, in Castle-Street,
and ANN WATTS, in Skinner-Row.

MDCCLXIII.

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one of the most shining Parts of our History, and an Age of which Enzlifhmen are accustom'd to speak with a particular Pride and Delight; it is remarkable for having been fruitful in Eminent Genius's of very different kinds. Among the Romans the Age of Augustus is oblery'd to have produc'd the finest Wits, but the preceding one the greatest Men.. But this was a Period of Time distinguish'd for both; and by a wonder

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