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ON THE 33893 SUBLIME:

Tranflated from the GREEK, with

NOTES and OBSERVATIONS,

AND

Some Account of the LIFE, WRITINGS, and CHARACTER of the AUTHOR.

By WILLIAM SMITH, A. M. Rector of TRINITY in Chefter.

Thee, great Longinus! all the Nine inspire,
And fill their Critic with a Poet's Fire;
An ardent Judge, who, zealous in his Truft,
With Warmth gives Sentence, and is always juft;
Whofe own Example ftrengthens all his Laws,
And is himself the great Sublime he draws.

The SECOND EDITION, Corrected and Improved.

Mr. POPE.

LONDON:

Printed for B. DoD, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary Lane near Stationers-Hall. MDCC XLIII.

1743

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To the Right Honourable

GEORGE

EARL of MACCLESFIELD,

Viscount PARKER of EWEL ME, and Baron PARKER of MACCLESFIELD.

MY LORD,

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HE greatest Degree of Purity and Splendor united, that LONGINUS has for

fome Ages appeared in, was

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under the Patronage of the late Lord MACCLESFIELD. A Writer of fo much Spirit and Judgment, had a juft Claim to the Protection of fo elevated a Genius, and fo judicious an Encourager of polite Learning. Longinus is now going to appear in an English Dress, and begs the Support of Your LORDSHIP'S Name. He has undergone no farther Alteration, than what was abfolutely neceffary to make him English. His Senfe is faithfully represented, but whether this Tranflation has any of the original

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