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THE THIRD EDITION,
Woodhouselce. Alexander Fraser
Nec converti ut Interpres, sed ut Orator, sententiis iisdem et earum formis
Cic. De Opt. Gen. Orat. 14.
Printed by Neill & Co.
M. D. F. R. S. Edin.
PRINCIPAL PHYSICIAN TO HIS MAJESTY FOR SCOTLAND;
WHO, TO GREAT PROFESSIONAL ABILITY
AND EMINENCE IN GENERAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY,
UNITES THE MOST DISTINGUISHED CLASSICAL KNOWLEDGE
AND TASTE IN POLITE LITERATURE :
WHICH HAS BEEN HONOURED WITH HIS APPROBATION,
IN TOKEN OF A FRIENDSHIP
WHICH HAS STOOD THE TEST OF ALMOST HALF A CENTURY,
ALEX. FRASER TYTLER.
August 1812. S
: In preparing for the Press a Third Edition
of this Essay, the Author has endeavoured, by, making ample additions to the matter of the Work, as well as by a careful revisal of the style, to render it less unworthy of that very flattering measure of approbation it has received from the literary world. Sensible that the didactic precepts which form the Laws of Translation, are best verified by the variety and aptness of the examples brought to illustrate them, he has in this
edition very considerably enlarged the num; her of illustrations brought as examples
both of excellencies and defects. Of these, 1, in so far as reason and good sense afford a
criterion, the opinion of all intelligent rea