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HORA C E.
In LATIN and ENGLISH.
Critical NOTES collected from the best
Primùm ego me illorum, dederim quibus effe poetis,
By the Revd Mr. PHILIP FRANCIS,
THE SECOND EDITION.
Printed for A. MILLAR, at Buchanan's Head,
HE firft and principal Intention of this Work, was to explain, perhaps, the most difficult Author in the Latin Tongue; an Author who will always be more admired in proportion to his being better understood. Such a Defign, if tolerably well executed, feemed to deferve fome Encouragement; but to preferve his original Spirit in a punctual, regular Translation hath been fo long confidered as defperate, that it were hardly modest to attempt it.
Every Reader is a Critic in proportion to his Abilities and Judgment. He propofes whatever he thinks difficult, and expects an Explanation fuited to his Tafte and Understanding. These are too great a Number to