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THE ILIAD OF HOM ER.

BY

ALEXANDER POPE, ESQ.

WITH

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.

HARTFORD:
SILAS ANDRUS AND SON.

PREFACE.

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one, is, because they find it easier for themselves

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I 10 comprehend the vast and various extent of Nature,

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Home particular plant, each nocording to his faney, to
"Y !! one things are too luxuriant, it is owing to the
W And if others are not arrived to perfection or matarly, !!

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strength of this amazing invention we are to all!
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