Note by A Milnes to As A Writer a chapter of The Life Of Dryden

Ben Jonson (1573-1637).

'All translation, I suppose, may be reduced to these three heads: First, that of metaphrase, or turning an author word by word and line by line from one language into another. Thus, or near this manner, was Horace his Art of Poetry translated by Ben Jonson.' — Dryden, Preface to Ovid's Epistles. Cf. p. 70, 1. 3.

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