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E S S A Y

ON
CRITICIS M.

BY

ALEXANDER POPE, Esq;

With NOTES by
Mr. WAR BURTON.

Si quid noviffi rectius iftis,
Candidus imperti; fi non, his utere mecum.

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Rules deriv'd from the Practice of the Ancient

Poets, vid. to 110.
That therefore the Ancients are necessary to be
study'd by a Critic, particularly Homer and

Virgil, 20 to 138.
Of Licenses, and the use of them by the Ancients,

Ý 140 to 180.
Reverence due to the Ancients, and praise of them,

v 181, &c.

PAR T. II. Ver. 203, &c.
Causes hindering a true Judgment, 1. Pride,

* 208.-2. Imperfect Learning, y 215: 3. Judg-
ing by parts, and not by the whole, x 233 to 288.
Critics in Wit, Language, Yersification, only,
V 288. 305. 339, &c. 4. Being too hard to
please, or too apt to admire, v 384. 5. Par-
tiality---- too much Love to a Sect. --- to the An-
cients or Molerns, ¥ 394:1 6. Prejudice or Pre-
vention, ¥ 408. 7. Singularity, * 424. 8. In-
constancy, x 439. . 9. Party Spirit, * 452, & c.
13. Envy, v 466. Againfi Envy, and in praise
of Good-nature, ý 508, &c. IVhen Severity is
chiefly to be used by Critics, \ 526, &c.

PART: III. Ver. 560, &c.')
Riies for the Conduct of Manners in a Critic, I.
. Candour,... 563. Modesty; $566. Good-

Breeding, ý 572. Sincerity, and Freedom of

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