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PART II. Ver. 203, etc.
2. Imperfect Learning, ver. 215. 3. Judging by
to the Ancients cor Moderns, ver. 394. 6. Pre-
PART III. Ver. 560, etc.
dour, ver. 563. Modesty, ver. 566. Good-breeding,
Lord Roscommon, etc. ver. 725.
T!) hard to say, if greater want of skill
Appear in writing or in judging ill;
'Tis with our judgments' as our waichés, none
An Efry] The Poem is in one book, but divided into three principal parts or members. The first [to ver. 201.] gives rules for the Study of the Art of Criticism; the recent struci thence to ver. 565.] expof:s the Causes of wrong Judgment; and ihe third [from thence to the end] marks out the Morals of ike Critic. When the Reader hath well considered the whole, and hath ok. served the regularity of the plan, the mallerly conduct of the sveral paris, the penitration into Nature, and the compaís of Learning so confpicuous throughout, he should then be tudd that it was the work of an Author who had not attained the twentieth year of
Let such teach others who themselves excel, 15
Yet, if we look more closely, we shall find
30 Or with a rival's, or an eunuch's spite. All fools have still an itching to deride, And fain would be upon the laughing fide.
VIR. 15. Let such teach others] “ Qui scribit artificiose, ab aliis « commode fcripta facile intelligere poterit.”. Cic. ad Heren. lib. iv. « De pictore, sculptore, fictore, nisi artifex, judicare non poteft." Pliny.
Ver. 20. Mot bave the feeds] “ Omnes tacito quodam sensu, " line ulla arte, aut ratione, quæ fint in artibus ac rationibus recta
et prava dijudicant, Co. de Orat. lib. iii. VER. 25. So by false learning] “ Plus fine doctrina prudentia, quam sine prudentia valet doctrina.” Quint.
Many are spoil'd by that pedantic throng,
Tutors, like Virtuosos, oft inclin'd