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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

WORKS of the LEARNED,

FOR THE

Year One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-Two.

CONTAINING

IMPARTIAL ACCOUNTS and ACCURATE ABSTRACTS of the most valuable Books published in Great-Britain and Foreign Parts.

INTERSPER S'D WITH

DISSERTATIONS on feveral curious and entertaining Subjects, Critical Reflections, and Memoirs of the most eminent Writers in all Branches of polite Literature.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

Printed for JACOB ROBINSON, at the GoldenLion in Ludgate-Street. MDCCXLII.

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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

WORKS of the LEARNED.

For JANUARY, 1742.

ARTICLE I.

HERE is lately published, a new Edition of the Works of VIRGIL, by the Hand of Mr. Thomas Cooke, the TranДator of Hefiod into English. It is an Oltavo, printed on a very good Letter and Paper, for 7. Hodges, Bookfeller, at the Sign of the Looking - Glafs on London-Bridge: The Poetical Part containing 459 Pages, and the Index 216.

Mr. Cooke has prefixed Annals of Virgil's Life, which are followed by fome fabulous Accounts of him, and certain Verfes that have been falfly afcribed to him: Thefe three preliminary Pieces are in English; as are the Arguments at the Head of the feveral Books, and the Notes, critical and explanatory, throughout.

Mr. Cooke has, in a Preface, affigned the Reafons which induced him to undertake this Work.

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