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POLITE LITERATURE.

In FIVE VOLUME S.

VOL. III.

LONDON,

Printed for G. BURNET, at Bishop Burnet's Head,

in the Strand. MDCCLXIV.

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POLITE LITERATURE.

SECT. I.

Of TRAGEDY.

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HERE is no fpecies of poetry that has occafioned fo many criticifms, and given rife to fuch a multitude of rules, as tragedy; nor any point in literature about which opinions are more divided. This has been the cafe from Ariftotle to Voltaire; and amongst fuch an infinity of critics, few have done any real fervice to the fubject of their VOL. III.

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