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In 1664, Edmund Waller collaborated with Charles Sackville, the earl of Dorset, Sir Charles Sedley, and several other young wits in translating Pierre Corneille’s play as Pompey the Great (c. 1642). He also had a hand in a Restoration adaptation of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher’s play The Maid’s Tragedy (pr. 1610-1611); his revisions were printed in the second 1690 edition of the Poems. Three of Waller’s speeches before the Short and Long Parliaments are reprinted by Elijah Fenton in The Works of Edmund Waller, Esq., in Verse and Prose (1729); extracts from speeches made in the Restoration parliaments can be found in Anchitell Grey’s ten-volume Debates of the House of Commons, from the Year 1667 to the Year 1694 (1763). Waller’s extensive correspondence, both personal and political, has not been collected in any one edition.