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This, by way of contrast, Ihould be compar'd with B. II, 881.
« On a sudden open fly • With impetuous recoil and jarring sound " Th’infernal doors, and on their hinges grate
66 Harsh thunder." The reader, if he has any ear, will plainly perceive how the sound of these verses corresponds to the sense ; and how finely they are improved from Virgil. Aen. VI, 573.
• Tum demum horrifono firidentes cardine facrae
" Panduntur portae." Hell gates grate harsh thunder ; the gates of Heaven open with harmonious found. This (co omit Homer and the Psalmist mentioned already) he had from Amadis de Gaul, B. IV. Ch. XI. where he describes the palace of Apolidon. And the Witty Rabelais (B. V. Ch. 37.) has the self-fame image. In these two last instances here brought no mention is made of Shakespeare, but this small digreffion, pero haps, the reader will excuse as it shews in a new light some fine passages of our epic poet.
IN DE X.
N. B. The figures shew the page ; the letter n, the note :
and the Roman figures the Preface.
A CTORS (stage,) their original, 100, &c.
ridiculed in Shakespeare, 268. Ambition, its effe&ts exemplified in Shakespeare's Macbeth,
27, &c. ANACREON, Spurious, 291, 292. Antony, Mark, his charakter, 75, 89. Avloplaajeão tão civéfw, to fail in the wind's eye, 341. APOLLONIUS, Rhodius, corrected, 155, n. Apofiopesis, a figure in rhetorick used by Shakespeare, B. II.
Sect. IV. ARIS'TARCHUS, the resemblarce between him and Dr. Bent
ley, 132, 133. What he disliked in Homer he reje&ted, Ibid. & n. An instance of his arbitrary alteration of
Homer, 220, 221.
119, & n.
His Scholiast corrected, 111, n. ARITOTLE, in his poetics explained, passim. explained and
corrected, 14, n. 24, 25, n. 27, 44, 45, 46, n. 56, 57, n. 88, n. 103, n. 112, 113, n.
ARRIAs, his difcourses of Epictetus, 32, 69 n. 223, 0.
B. I. Seet. XV.
them, 100, &c.
6' and the digamma F. 209.
corroded, 154, D. 404.
Falfe One, explained, 259, n.
79, 80. Of di&tion, 374. fee Character. In what the
conftituted in variety, 134.
resemblance between him and Ariftarchus, 132, 133. His
on on Phalaris, examined, 106, 107.
CALEDONIA, its etymology, 298.
Proper character for tragedy, what? . 30, 31, 69, 70.
of Shakespeare's character, ibid.
rected and explained, 184, 185, n. 403, 404.