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THE SECOND VOLUME.

FRONTISPIECE,' from 'Eloisa to Abelard,' v. 349.

VIGNETTE : Scene in Windsor Forest.

“ It is surely superfluous to answer the question that has once been asked, whether Pope was a poet? otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? Let us look round on the present time, and back on the past; let us inquire to whom the voice of mankind bas decreed the wreath of poetry; let their productions be examined, and their claims stated; and the pretensions of Pope will be no more disputed.-A thousand years may elapse before there shall appear another man with a power of versification equal to that of Pope.”

JOHNSON

WINDSOR FOREST.

TO THE RIGHT HONORABLE

GEORGE LORD LANSDOWN E.

Non injussa cano: te nostræ, Vare, myricæ,
Te nemus omne canet; nec Phæbo gratior ulla est,
Quam sibi quæ Vari præscripsit pagina nomen.

Virg. Ecl. vi. 9.

POPE.

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