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The Monk - Matthew Lewis

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THE MONK - A ROMANCE

MATTHEW LEWIS


 Somnia, terrores magicos, miracula, fagas,
Nocturnos lemures, portentaque.
                             Horat. 

 Dreams, magic terrors, spells of mighty power,
Witches, and ghosts who rove at midnight hour.


PREFACE

IMITATION OF HORACE
Ep. 20.--B. 1.

 Methinks, Oh! vain ill-judging Book,
I see thee cast a wishful look,
Where reputations won and lost are
In famous row called Paternoster.
Incensed to find your precious olio
Buried in unexplored port-folio,
You scorn the prudent lock and key,
And pant well bound and gilt to see
Your Volume in the window set
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