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By THOMAS WARTON, M. A.
FELLOW OF TRINITY-COLLEGE, and PROFESSOR OF POETRY
Printed for R. and J. DODSLEY, in Pall-Mall;
SEC T. VII.
Of Spenfer's Inaccuracies.
EW poets appear to have compofed with greater rapidity than Spenfer. Hurried away by the impetuofity of imagination, he frequently cannot find time to attend to the niceties of conftruction; or to ftand ftill and revife what he had before written, in order to prevent contradictions, inconfiftencies, and repetitions. Hence it is, that he not only fails in the connection of fingle words, but of circumstances; not only violates the rules of grammar, but of probability, truth, and propriety.
A review of these faults, which flow perhaps from that cause which produced his greatest beauties, will B 2