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pg viThe preparation of this volume of the California edition of The Works of John Dryden has been made possible by a grant from the Editing Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities and by a matching grant from the UCLA Foundation.

pg viiAcknowledgments

The editors gratefully acknowledge the assistance they received in preparing this volume, in which Vinton A. Dearing took responsibility for the text, Alan Roper for the commentary. In addition to those whose support is separately acknowledged on a previous page, they are particularly indebted to the following:

To the staffs of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, the Henry E. Huntington Library, the British Library, and the library of the Garrett Theological Seminary for advice and assistance.

To the Trustees of the National Portrait Gallery for permission to reproduce the portrait of Mary of Modena, and to the British Library for permission to reproduce the portrait of St. Francis Xavier in its copy of The Life of St. Francis Xavier (1688).

To the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library for permission to reproduce the engraving of Xavier's miracle at Mutan from its copy of La Vie de Saint François Xavier (1682).

To Professor A. R. Braunmuller and Father M. Joseph Costelloe, S.J., for advice and assistance.

To Robert Hunt and Valiant C. Norman for researching and preparing the glossary of place names.

To Jane Abelson, Robert Goldberg, Robert Hunt, Faye Joseph, Melanie Richter-Bernburg, Susan Grayson, and the following graduate students of the UCLA Department of English for their assistance in gathering and verifying materials used in the commentary, and for their help in preparing and proofing the text: Candace Basham, Laurence Behrens, Shirley Horowitz, Cyndia Goodman, Shirley Kahlert, Janette Lewis, and Christine Metteer.

To Mrs. Grace Stimson for preparing the text of the translation for the printer, and to Mrs. Geneva Phillips for careful preparation of the whole manuscript.

To Chancellor Charles E. Young, and to the Research Committee of the University of California, Los Angeles, for sabbatical leave and annual grants-in-aid.

A. R.

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