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words and sentiments, as cannot be sufficiently admired.
I shall close my reflections upon this book with observing the masterly transition which the poet makes to their evening worship in the following lines:
* Thus at their shady lodge arriv'd, both stood,
the moon's resplendent globe,
Most of the modern heroic poets have imitated the ancients, in beginning a speech without premising that the person said thus or thus; but as it is easy to imitate the ancients in the omission of two or three words, it requires judgment to do it in such a manner as they shall not be missed, and that the speech may begin naturally without them. There is a fine instance of this kind out of Homer, in the twenty-third chapter of Longinus.
END OF VOL. IV.
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