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THE ILIAD OF HOM ER.
ALEXANDER POPE, ESQ.
GAY'S "WELCOME FROM GREECE,”
Addressed to Pope, on his having finished the Iliad,
THE ORIGINAL PREFACE, EXPLANATORY NOTES, &c., &c.
CAREFULLY REVISED, EXPRESSLY FOR THIS EDITION,
BY W. C. ARMSTRONG.
arkuowidged the greatest of por
industry, which muster every thing be
brut but steal wisely: for Art is only like! managing the riches of Nature, Whatever judgment, there is not even a single benuly Muat not contribute: as in the inost in
thr vennog why cominon erit
Homer la imiversally allowed to have had the greatest invention
liver, The praise of judgment Virgil bons justly contested with himi, and othe
s may have their pretensions as to particular excellences; but his lnych om femnins yet unrivalled, Nor is it a wonder if he has ever been
kad the greatest of poete, who most excelled in that which in the malion of poetry. It is the invention that in dilbrent degrees datinerat grmluses: the utmost stretch of human study, learning, and
"I misleis every thing besides, can never attain to this, 1 Wira Art with all her materials, and without it Judgment ilee!!
11 At "ly? por Art is only like a prudent steward, that lives on "hes of Nature, Whatever praises may be given to works of
hot even a single benuty in them to which the invention
le; as in the inost regular purdens, Art can only reduce the
y cominon orities are inclined to prefer a judicious and methodical Frits to a great and fruitful one, is, because they find it enal
one, is, because they find it easier for themselves
Allons through an uniform and bounded walk of Art,
a work is a wild Paradise, where, if we cannot see all !!!
y as in an ordered garden, it is only beenuse the number tely grater, It is like a copious m erry, which contains the
Tons of every kind, out of which thone who followed
Home particular plant, each nocording to his faney, to
We overrun and oppressed by those of a stronger natiro,
ser of himself while le rends him, What he wiIGH,
neil ne called, or a battle fought, you are
to pursue their observations through an uni
Our authorwork is # wild brauties so distinctly as in an ordered of them is infinitely grater. In berdu and first productions of every him have but arreted some particular plans cultivate and beautily, 11 some thing Whyees of the soil: and if othera has only because they are overrun it
It is to the strength of this unequalled fire and rapture while
e poeticul spirit is master of himseli ba of the most animated nature Imag
livre, and be put in ROW
dot coldly informed of what was a