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THOUGH the quantity of Dr. Jolin

son's poetry bears no proportion to his prose writing, its quality has been always in such esteem with the best judges, that little remains for me, but to state a few facts and circumstances relative to the periods at which his different pieces were published.

The Translation of Mr. Pope's MESSIAH into Latin verse, was performed as an exercise when he was a commoner of Pembroke-College, Oxford, at the age of A 3

twenty i

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