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S HA K S P E A RE,

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ADVICE TO A YOUNG POET,

By the Rev. MARTIN SHERLOCK.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH.

LONDON,

PRINTED FOR G. G. J. AND J. ROBINSON, PATER-NOSTER-ROW.

MDCCLXXXVI.

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OR fome years past, the English literature

has been esteemed amongst us; and the name of Shakspeare, at first little known in France, is become more familiar to us. M. de Voltaire himself, by writing against him, has contributed, perhaps, without design, to extend his reputation. He has inflamed the curiosity of his readers, and he has excited in many a desire of knowing a writer, who, notwithstanding great faults, has captivated, for two centuries, a whole enlightenened nation. Some have read his works, and have mentioned them; others have mentioned them, without having read them. Differtations have been made on his beauties, and on his faults, and Shakspeare has at length begun to engage part of the attention of those who cultivate literature.

• The original is in Italian; and may be purchased at Meffrs. Robinfons in Pater-noster Row, or at Mr. Elmily's in the Strand.

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