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So then the best of the Historian is subiect to the Poet, for whatsoeuer action or faction, whatsoeuer counsaile, pollicie, or warre, stratageme, the Historian is bounde to recite, that may the Poet if hee list with his imitation make his owne ; bewtifying it both for further teaching, and more delighting as it please him: hauing all from Dante his heuen to his hell, vnder the authority of his pen. Which if I be asked what Poets haue don for as I might wel name some, so yet say I, and say again, I speake of the Art and not of the Artificer.

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