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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,
Both turn’d, and under open sky ador'd
The God that made both sky, air, earth, and heav'n,
Which they beheld,

the moon's resplendent globe,
And starry pole : 'Thou also mad'st the night,
Maker omnipotent, and thou the day,” &c.

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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.

L.

END OF VOL. IV.

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