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WRITINGS AND GENIUS
COMPARED WITH THE
GREEK AND FRENCH DRAMATIC POETS.
Upon the MISREPRESENTATIONS of
Monf. de VOLTAIRE.
THE THIRD EDITION.
Printed by H. HUGHS, near Lincoln's-Inn-Fields;
MR. Pope, in the preface to his edition
of Shakespear, sets out with declaring, that, of all English poets, this author offers. the fullest and faireft fubject for criticism. Animated by an opinion of fuch authority, some of the most learned and ingenious, of our critics have made correct editions of his works, and enriched them with notes. The fuperiority of talents and learning, which I acknowledge in these editors, leaves me no room to entertain the vain prefumption of attempting to correct any paffages of this celebrated Author; but the whole, as corrected and elucidated by Them, lies open to a thorough enquiry into the genius of our great English claffic. Unprejudiced and candid Judgment will be the fureft basis of his fame.