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Q. HORATII FLACCI Epiftola ad PISONES,

DE ARTE POETICA,

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то

The Rev. JOSEPH WARTON, D. D.

MASTER of WINCHESTER SCHOOL;

AND TO

The Rev. THOMAS WARTON, B. D. FELLOW of TRINITY COLLEGE, OXFORD,

MY DEAR FRIENDS!

N a conversation, fome months ago, I happened

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to mention to you the idea I had long entertained of that celebrated Epiftle of Horace, commonly distinguished by the title of THE ART OF POETRY. I will not fay that you acceded to my opinion; but I flatter myself that I, in some degree interested your curiofity, and engaged your attention; our discourse at leaft revived an intention I had once formed, of communicating my thoughts on the sube ject to the Publick; an intention I had only dropt for want of leifure and inclination to attempt a tranflation of the Epiftle, which I thought neceflary to accompany the original, and my remarks on it.

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