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By the same Author,
Into the source of the
From which is deduced, the Secret of giving Dramatic Interest to
Tragedies intended for Representation. Preceded by a Critical Examination of the various Theories adopted on the Subject by the English, French, and German Philosophers.
lo One Volume, Octavo, uniform with this work.
AUTHOR OF A LETTER TO THE REV. W. L. BOWLES, IN REPLY TO HIS LETTER TO
OF THE POETICAL CHARACTER OF POPE.
First follow nature, and your judgment frame
Natura fieret laudabile carmen an arte,
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