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THE NEW YOOK PUBLIC LIBRARY

8 ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDEN FOUNDATIONS R

1819

C ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S.

VOL. I.

INTRODUCTION-On Epistolary Writing.
EPISTOLA AD PISONES: With an English Com-

mentary and Notes.

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VOL. II.

EPISTOLA AD AUGUSTUM: With an English

Commentary and Notes.
DISSERTATION I. On the idea of Universal

Poetry.
DISSERTATION II. On the Provinces of Drama-

tic Poetry

VOL. III.

DISSERTATION III. On Poetical Imitation.
DISSERTATION IV, On the Marks of Imitation,

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AVING reviewed these Sheets

with some care, I beg leave to put them into your hands, as a testimony of the refpect I bear you; and, for the time that such things may have the fortune to live, as a monument of our friendship.

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You You see, by the turn of this address, you have nothing to fear from that offensive adulation, which has so much dishonoured Letters. You and I have lived together on other terms. And I should be ashamed to offer you even such a trifle as this, in a manner that would give you a right to think meanly of its author.

Your extreme delicacy allows me to fay nothing of my obligations, which otherwise would demand my warmest acknowledgments. For your constant favqur has followed me in all ways, in which you could contrive to express it. And indeed I have never known any man more sensible to the good offices of his friends, and even to their good intentions, or more disposed, by every proper method, to acknowledge them. But you much over-rate the little services, which it has been in my power to render to you. I had the

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