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With sounds seraphic ring:
O Death! where is thy Sting?
ESSAY on CRITICISM,
PART 1. 2Ntroduction
. That’tis as great a fault to judge ill; as to write ill, and a more dangerous one to the public, v. I. That a true Taste is as rare to be found, as a true Ge:
nius, v. 9 to 18. That most men are born with some Taste, but spoild by
false Education, v. 19 to 25. The Multitude of Critics, and causes of them, v. 26 That we are to study our own Taste, and know the Li
mits 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, y. 88. Rules deriv'd from the Practice of the Ancient Poets,
v. id. to ITO. That therefore the Ancients are necessary to be study'd
by a Critic, particularly Homer and Virgil, v. 120
to 138. Of Licenses, and the use of them by the Ancients,
V. 140 to 180. Reverence due to the Ancients, and praise of them, v. 181, etc.