a multiplicity of godfathers

Alluding to the number of different patrons to whom Dryden dedicated his translations of Virgil. The Eclogues were dedicated to Lord Clifford: the Georgics to the Earl of Chesterfield : and the Aeneid to the Marquis of Normanby, afterwards Duke of Buckingham.

Note by Henry Craik to The Introduction from Tale Of A Tub
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