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The world recedes; it disappears!
Lend, lend your wings! I mount! I fly!
ESSAY on CRITICISM,
Ntroduction. That 'tis as great a fault to judge ill, as to write ill, and a more dangerous one to the public, v. 1.
That a true Tafte is as rare to be found, as a true Genius, v. 9 to 18.
That most men are born with some Tafte, but spoil'd by falfe Education, v. 19 to 25.
The Multitude of Critics, and causes of them, v. 26 to 45:
That we are to ftudy our own Tafte, and know the Limits of it, v. 46 to 67.
Nature the best guide of Judgment, v. 68 to 87. Improv'd by Art and Rules, which are but methodis'd Nature, v. 88.
Rules deriv'd from the Practice of the Ancient Poets, v. id. to IIO.
That therefore the Ancients are necessary to be study'd by a Critic, particularly Homer and Virgil, v. 120 to 138.
Of Licenfes, and the use of them by the Ancients, V. 140 to 180.
Reverence due to the Ancients, and praise of them, v. 181, etc.