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Some Account of the LIFE, WRITINGS,

and CHARACTER of the AUTHOR.

By WILLIAM SMITH, A. M.

Rector of TRINITY in Chester,

Thee, great Longinus! all the Nine inspire,
And fill their Critic with a Poet's Fire;
An ardent Judge, who, zealous in his Trust,
With Warmth gives Sentence, and is always just;
Whose own Example strengthens all his Laws,
And is himself the great Sublime he draws. Mr. POPE.

The Second EDITION, Corrected and Improved.

I O N D.ON:

Printed for B. Dod, at the Bible and Key in Ave-Mary Lane

near Stationers-Hall. MDCCXLIII.

To the Right Honourable

G E O R G E

EARL of MACCLESFIELD,

Viscount PARKER of Ewelm E, and

Baron PARKER of MACCLESFIELD,

·Mr LORD,

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HE greatest Degree of Purity and Splendor united, that

LONGINUS has for fome Ages appeared in, was

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