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Of Songs, with fome few Examples and Remarks ibid.
Of Prologues and Epilogues 175 P R E CE FT S for the ÉP1c or HERoIc Po EMs with occasional Remarks 18o to the End. What constitutes an Epic Poem 18; Strićture on Criticifm ibid. Of Homer 184 Of the Iliad. Its Defign and Fable 187 Some defećts in this Poem hinted at 189 Of the Charaćter of Achilles, and his bold Speeches to Agamemnon ibid. A Pićłure of the Simplicity and Temperance of ancient Times - |- 19o Speeches between Achilles, Ulyffes, Phænix andAjax 19ɔ to 201 Speeches between Hećłor and Achilles 2. O I A Simile on the occafion, which is defećtive 2 O2 Speeches between Hečior and Ajax 2ο3 The Charaćter of Agamemnon 295 Description of that Chief ibid. His cruel Speech to Menelaus - 296 Accused of Cowardice by Ulyffes - ibid, Infolent Speech of Diomed to him 2ο7 * • • • • • • • of Diomed 293 Diomed's Behaviour approved by Nestor ibid, Charaćters of Ulyffes and Nestor 2ο9 The Charaćter of Thersites, and his Speech to fow more Diffention in the Arm ibid. The Speech of Ulyffes in answer to him 2 I I Of Ulyffes, Menelaus, and Helen z 12 Helen’s Lamentation over HećZor’s Corfe ibid. The Misfortunes of Priam and Heếtor affect us more than those of the Greeks ibid, Of Homer's partiality to the Greeks 2 13 Of the Retreat of Ajax from Hećior, with two beautiful Similies on that occafion ibid.
The Charaćter of Ajax - 2 I 4.
vantage of his Heroes ibid. HećFor takes Leave of Andromache and his Son, and their affećting Speeches on that occasion 2 I 5
Of the pathetic Interview between Priam and Achilles, with ·
Reflections on Eloquence, and the force of a mournful
desponding Attitude 2 1 8 Speeches between Priam and Achilles 2 19 Homer's knowledge of Mankind, and Power over the human Heart 22 5 Of fome of the Defe&ts in the Iliad, with a few Words by way of Defence 226 Of the Sentiments, Di&tion, and Numbers ibid.
Of the Painting of Homer---His Descriptions and Similies
Humerous and beautiful ibid, | A– ----- –1
227 Description of the Deities engaged in the Combat ibid.
Similies in the Defcription of the Grecian Army marching
Of the Episodes, many of which contain important Truths and useful Leffons, conveyed by way of Fićtion and Allegory - 239 Of the opening the Bags in which Æolus had confined the Winds---Circes turning the Companions of Ulyffer
into Swine---and the Sirens Song ibid. The Charaếters finely drawn 24O Of the Sentiments, Di&tion and Numbers 24-I Story of the Dog Argus - 242 Of Nausicaa's washing her nuptial Linen, and playing at Ball with her Maidens 243 Ulyffes led by Pallas to the Pharacian Court 248 An useful Precept respecting Behaviour ibid.
His Reception at Court ibid. Contends with the Phaeacians at their Games 253 Charaćter of Demodocus, a blind Bard 2 54The Effect his Song had on Ulyffes 255 Ulyffes relates his Adventures to the Phaeacians 257 Account of Polyphemus and his Cave 259 Descent of Ulyffes to the infernal Shades indefensible 25o Dr. Warburton’s Opinion of this Passage - 241
Bad effect of it as to the Poem . * 26z Arguments which the Critics have introduced to palliate
fome of the Escapes in Homer, absurd 263 Ulyffes discovered by Euryclea ibid. Speech of Phemius the Bard, in behalf of himself, and in homour of his Profession 265 The prudent Precaution of Penelope 266 The manner in which Ulyffes is discovered to his Father, poetical, but not prudent 267 The best Method of making Criticifin instructive and agreeable to young Minds . ; 27 r Of Virgil's } * 27z
The Design of the Poem iif;
Of the A&tion, the Moral, and the artful and interesting
manner in which it is deliver'd ibid.
Of his celestial Machinery 277
abandon'd, and cruel Disposition of Mezentius „, ibid.
Comparifon between Homer and Virgil ibid.
Æneas in his rattling Armour prefsing forward to engage
Forest on its Sides ibid.
Æneas bearing his aged Father and Infant Son from the
Mercury introduced to fave the Hero's Reputation 298
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The Paffion and Distrefs of Dido on this Occafion, most
pathetically represented ibid.
A beautiful Description of the Stilnefs of the Night con-
Of Milion's Paradise Lost 318
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The most magnificent Ideas raised by Milton, are ac-
Of the Digressions in Paradife Lost ibid.