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S U B L I M E;

Translated from the G R E E K, with

Notes and Observations^

AND

Some Account of the Life, Writings,
and Character of the Author.

By WILLIAM S M I TH, A, Mt

Rector of Trinity in Chester.

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Thee, great Longinus! all the Nine inspire,

And fill their Critic with a Poet's Fire;

An ardent Judge, who, zealous in his Trust,

With Warmth gives Sentence, and is always just;

Whose own Example strengthens all his Laws,

And is himself the great Sublime he draws. Mr. Pope,

The Second Edition, Corrected and Improved.

LONDON:

Printed for B. Dod, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary Lane
near Stationers-Hall. Mdccxuii.

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To the Right Honourable

GEORGE

E A R L of MACCLESFIELD,

Viscount Parker ^ewelme, and Baron Parker of Macclesfield.

.MT LORD,

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H E greatest Degree of Purity and Splendor united, that Longinus has for some Ages appeared in, was A % under

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under the Patronage of the 01 late Lord Macclesfield. f A Writer of so much Spirit ri and Judgment, had a just Claim n to the Protection of so elevated' a Genius, and so 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 abfolute-i ly neceflary to make him English. His Sense is faithfully represented, but whether this Translation has any of the

original

original Spirit, is a Decision

peculiar only to those, who can

relish unaffected Grandeur and

natural Sublimity, with the lame judicious Taste, as Your

Lordship.

It is needless to fay any thing to Your Lordsllip, about the other Parts of this Performance, since they alone can plead effectually for themselves. I went through this Work, animated with a View of pleasing every body; and publish it, in some Fear of pleasing none. Yet I lay hold with Pleasure on this Opportunity A 3 of

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