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M.DCC.LXIX.

INTRODUCTION. Page 1.

On Dramatic Poetry. On the Historical Drama. i The First Part of Henry IV. The Second Part of Henry IV. On the Præternatural Beings. The Tragedy of Macbeth. P. 173. Upon the Cinna of Corneille. P. 207. Upon the Death of Julius Cæsar. P. 245.

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Page 25. to 51. Dele On the Drama.
P. 27. L. 17. For Odyssy, read Odyssey.
P. 39. L. 18. For Phorbus, read Phorbas.
P. 73. L. 19. For Lusitcanians, read Lufitanians.
P. 121. L. 12. Or a valiant, dele or.
P. 157. L. 14. For Promotheus, read Prometheus.

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R . Pope, in the preface to his edition IV of Shakespear, sets out by declaring, that, of all English poets, this tragedian offers the fullest and fairest subject for criticism, Animated by an opinion of fuch authority, some of the most learned and ingenious of our critics have made correct editions of his works, and enriched them with notes. The fuperiority of talents and learning, which I acknowledge in these editors, leaves me 'no room to entertain the vain presumption of attempte ing to correct any passages of this celebrated author ; but the whole, as corrected and elucidated by them, lies open to a thorough enquiry into the genius of our great English classic. Unprejudiced and candid judgment will be the furest basis of

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