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This, by way of contraft, should be compar'd with B. II, 881.
« On a sudden open fly “ With impetuous recoil and jarring found " Th’infernal doors, and on their hinges grate
“ 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 horrisono stridentes cardine sacrae -06 Panduntur portae.” Hell gates grate harsh thunder ; the gates of Heaven open with harmonious found. This' (to 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 digression, pero haps, the reader will excuse as it shews in a new light some fine passages of our epic poet.
N. B. The figures shew the page ; the letter n, the note :
and the Roman figures the Preface.
CTORS (stage,) their original, 100, &c.
Acts of the Apostles, explained, 323, n. 341. Admiration, how the pasion is to be raised, 44, 45, n.
ADONIS, bis gardens, 151, &c.
ridiculed in Shakespeare, 268.
ANACREON, Spurious, 291, 292.
ley, 132, 133. What he disliked in Homer he reje&ted,
An infance of his arbitrary alteration of
119, & n.
His Plutus explained, 161.
His Scholiaft 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.
Arrian, bis difcourses of Epictetus, 32, 69, n. 223, n.
Arts and sciences, flourish in popular government, and why,
B. I. Sect. XV.
them, 100, &c.
6 and the digamma F. 209.
corre&ed, 154, n. 404. Two Noble Kinsmen, corrected, 185, n.
False One, explained, 259, n.
Of di&tion, 374. fee Character. In what the chief beauty in poetry confifts, 83, 84, &c. The mind necesarily in love with beauty, 131, 132. fee Truth. How
conftituted in variety, 134. Bentley, his critical rules examined, B. I. Sect. I. The
resemblance between bim and Aristarchus, 132, 133. His
on on Phalaris, examined, 106, 107,
Proper. charakter for tragedy, what? 30, 31, 69, 70.
Known characters, how to be drawn, 73,
of Shakespeare's character, ibid.
rected and explained, 184, 185, n. 403, 404.