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With Brief Observations interspersed thro' the Whole, on
ARISTOTLE, Tasso,

MILTON,
LONGINUS,

BOILEAU, COWLEY,
QUINTILIAN, BOUHOURS, SPRAT,
CICERO,

RAPIN,

DENHAM,
TACITUS, VOITURE, DRYDEN, &c.
And many other Curious Particulars referred to in the INDEX.

By Mr. JOHN CONSTABLE,
Author of the Conversation of Gentlemen, &c.

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THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY

1731247 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS

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PREFACE

Long and uniform discourse,

with a series of abstract Rules, I soon tires and fatigues the Reader. · Especially if you add the frequent Definitions, Divihons, and Terms of Art, which have naturally place in such a discourse ; and above all, the tedious Accuracy of Analytical Tables, and the like Schemes. A meer distinction of Chapters ferves but little in so dry a method of reasoning, and does not sufficiently unbend the application. The Reader is apt to be dissatisfied with hearing

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