Page images
PDF
EPUB

Wall in

G.V? Gucht sculp Ο Ν Τ Η Ε

33893 S U B L I M M E:

Translated from the GREEK, with

NOTES and OBSERVATIONS

A N D

Some Account of the Life, WRITINGS,

and CHARACTER of the AUTHOR.

By WILLIAM SMITH, 4. M.

Rector of TRINITY in Chester.

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 druws. 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. MDCCXLIII.

[ocr errors][merged small]

To the Right Honourable

G E O R G E

EARL of MACCLESFIELD,

Viscount PARKER of Ewel me, and

Baron Parker of MACCLESFIELD.

MY LORD,

T

HE greatest Degree of Purity and Splendor united, that

LONGINUS has for fome Ages appeared in, was

under

A 2

under the Patronage of the late Lord MACCLESFIELD. A Writer of so much Spirit and Judgment, had a juft Claim 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 absolutely necessary to make him English. His Sense is faithfully represented, but whether this Translation has any of the

original

« PreviousContinue »