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DIONYSIUS LONGINUS

ON THE

S U B L I 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, A. 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 draws.

Mr. Pope,

L O N D ON: Printed by J. WATTS: And Sold by W. INNYS

and R, MAN BY at the West-End of St. Paul's.

MDCCXXXIX.

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Viscount Parker of Ewelme, and

Baron Parker of Macclesfield.

T

MY LORD,

HE greatest degree of Purity and Splendor united that LONGINUS

has for some Ages appeared in, was under the A 3

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