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regard as correct; not that I wish to set up my judgment as a standard, but it appeared reasonable that the same person who suggested the difficulties should also assist in the solution; and, moreover, the student may justly require that the guide, to whose direction he submits, will not desert him in those places where his assistance is most required.

In some passages, where it seemed immaterial which opinion was selected, I have expressed no preference; whilst in others, where I was not satisfied with any interpretation which had been given, I have ventured to offer suggestions of my own, or have not hesitated to confess ignorance.

In the illustrations of history, geography, antiquities, and biography, I have studied conciseness. Their brevity will, I trust, induce my readers to consult the proper authorities on such subjects.

Whilst noticing the assistance which I have had in the notes, it would be injustice to omit Anthon's edition. Through the kindness of a friend, I was favoured with, I believe, the only copy which had then reached Ireland; but, unfortunately, the work was somewhat advanced before I received it. It is a compilation fully attesting, by abundant and diversified matter, the industry and perseverance of the laborious editor.

In the text, I have taken that of Doëring's edition as the basis, occasionally introducing other readings from a comparison of Bentley's and Gesner's, but rejecting conjectural emendations, although there are no few passages in which I would gladly have adopted them.

OPERA .

THE WORKS OF HORACE :

THE ODES ON THE BASIS OF ANTHON:

THE SATIRES AND EPISTLES BY M°CAUL:

WITH COPIOUS NOTES, PARTLY ORIGINAL AND PARTLY SELECTED FROM BENTLEY, DOERING, MITSCHERLICH, JAHN,

HEINRICH, DILLENBERGER, AND ORELLIUS:

BY

GEORGE B. WHEELER, A.B.

EX-SCHOL. AND SEN. CLASS, NOD. T.C.D.

EDITOR OF PINDAR, VIRGIL, Krc.

VOL. II.

DUBLIN: CUMMING AND FERGUSON, 17, LOWER ORMOND-QUAY,

MDCCCXLVI.

1021.

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