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to whom these Presents Thall come, Greeting. Whereas EORGE, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, dc. To all
Our Trusty and well beloved BERNARD LINTOT of our City of London, Bookseller, has humbly represented unto Us that he is now printing a Translation of the ILIAD of Homer, from the Greek, in Six Volumes in Folio, by ALEXANDER POPE, Gent. with large Notes upon each Book: And whereas the said BerNARD LINTOT has informed Us that he has been at a great Expence in carrying on the said Work: and that the sole Right and Title of the Copy of the said Work is vested in the said BERNARD LINTOT : He has therefore humbly befought Us to grant him our Royal Privilege and Licence for the sole Printing and Publishing thereof for the Term of fourteen Years. WE being graciously pleased to encourage so useful a Work, are pleased to condescend to his Request; and do therefore give and grant unto the faid BERNARD LINTOT our Royal Licence and Privilege for the fole printing and publishing the said Six Volumes of the ILIAD of Homer, translated by the faid ALEXANDER Pore, for and during the Term of fourteen Years, to be computed from the Day of the Dare hereof, strictly charging and prohibiting all Our Subjects within Our Kingdoms and Dominions to reprint or abridge the same, either in the like or any other Volume or Volumes whatsoever ; or to import, buy, vend, uitter, or distribute any Copies of the same, or any part thereof reprinted beyond the Seas, within the said Term of fourteen Years, without the Consent and Approbation of the said BERNARD LINTOT, his Heirs, Executors and Asigns, by Writing under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obsained, as they and every of them offending herein will answer the contrary at their Perils, and such other Penalties as by the Laws Statutes of this Our Realm may be inflicted: Whereof the Master, Wardens and Company of Stacioners of Our City of London, Cammissioners and other Officers of Our Customs, and all ocher Our Officers and Ministers whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that due Obedience be given to Our Pleasure herein fignified. Given at Our Court at St. James's the sixth Day of May, 1715. in the first Year of Our Reign.
By His Majesty's Command,
Qui cupit optatam cursu contingere metam,
The SECOND EDITION.
between the Temple-Gates. MDccxxi.