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neously from-his Grammar. Every one hath met with men in common life, who, according to the language of the Water-poet, " got only from po-surn to paflet," and yet will ethrow out a line occasionally from their Accidencc or their Cato de Morihus with tolerable propriety.--lfthowever, the old editions be trusled in this passage, our author's memory -somewhat failed him in point of concord.
The rage of parallelisms is almost over , and in
V;" I may just remark, lest they be mistaken for Errala, that the word Catlzerine in the 30odth page is written, according to the old Orthography for Catharine ; and that the passage in the 3o3d page is copied -from Upton, lwho improperly calls Horalio and Marctllus in Hamlet, " the Centinels. "
THE THIRD XEDITION,
IT may be necelfary to apologize for the republication of this pamphlec. The facfl is, it has been for a good. while extremely scarce, and some mercenary publifhers were induced by the extravagant price, which it has occalionally borne, to projeft a new edition without the consent of the author.
A few correfiions might probably be made, and many additional proofs of the argument have necessarily occurred in more than twenty years: some of which may be found in the late admirable editions ofour POET, by Mr. Stccvens and Mr. Recd.
But, perhaps enough is already said on so light a fubjefi:--A fubjea, however, which had for a. long time pretty warmly divided the criticks. upon Shalgspcarc.