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AN.

ESS AY

ON THE

GENIUS AND WRITINGS

OF'

POPE.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

By JOSEPH WARTON, D. D.

VOL. I.

THE FIFTH EDITION, CORRECTED.
To which is now added,

AN INDEX.

Satyra quidem tota nostra est: in qua primus insignem laudem adeptus est
Lucilius; qui quosdam ita deditos sibi adhuc habet amatorcs, ut eum, non
cjusdem modo operis autoribus, sed omnibus poetis, prsferre non dubitent,

QUINTILI AN.

£/ LONDON:
Printed bv Thomas Maiden, Sherbourn-Lane, Lombard-Street,
FOR W J. AND J. RICHARDSON; OTR1DGE AND SON j J. WALKER;
CUTHELL AND MARTIN; R. FAULDER; R. LEA; OGILVY AND SON;

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Hurst, Rees, And Orme; Cadell And Davies; J. And A. Arch;
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TO THE

REV. DR. YOUNG,

RECTOR OF JVEL1VYN,

IN

HERTFORDSHIRE.

BEAR SIR, »

Permit me to break into your retirement, the refidence of virtue and literature, and to trouble you with a few reflections on the merits and real character of an admired Author, and on other collateral fubjefts of criticifm, that will naturally arife in the courfe of fuch an enquiry. No love of Angularity, no affectation of paradoxical opinions, gave rife to the following Work. \l revere the memory of Pope, 1 refpeft and honour his abilities; but I do not think him at the head of his profeffion. In other words, in that fpecies of poetry wherein Vol. i. A Pope

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