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THE

FIRST BOOK

OF

VIRGIL'S ENEID

WITH A LITERAL BK

|

INTERLINEAR TRANSLATION,

ON

THE PLAN RECOMMENDED BY MR. LOCKE.

THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR JOHN TAYLOR,

Bookseller and Publisher to the University of London,
30, UPPER GOWER STREET;

SOLD ALSO BY JAMES DUNCAN, PATERNOSTER ROW; J. A. HESSEY,
FLEET STREET; AND HATCHARD AND SON, PICCADILLY.

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SECOND EDITION.

CONSIDERING the very flattering encouragement which the former Edition of this little volume has experienced, we have felt that it would be an unpardonable negligence on our part to spare any pains that might conduce to perfectionate the system, of which this Interlinear Translation forms the first Part. For the numerous communications with which we have been favoured since the first publication, we beg to express our sincere thanks; as nothing can be more acceptable than any hint which may be given to ensure the

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more effective operation of the method we propose. If some intimations from our friends should not appear from subsequent alterations to have received that consideration which was due to them, we beg leave to assure them that it should not be attributed to any insensibility to the value of such suggestions, but rather to the difficulty of combining in one compact mass the conflicting details which must always be expected from a variety of opinions on a new subject. At the same time we confess that some part of this difficulty is attributable solely to our own delay, in not having earlier presented to the public a more detailed explanation of the plan we have long since marked out for ourselves and we trust that the appearance of the Introduction to the PARSING LESSONS for this book, now lately published, will in great measure answer many reasonable queries which have hitherto arisen. In an undertaking like the present, uniformity of design and execution must be allowed to be not so much an incidental advantage, as an indispensable requisite for its successful progress. And although we shall gladly adopt any im

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provement consistent with unity of method, we must endeavour to keep in view this important consideration throughout any slight changes that may seem expedient. Some alterations have indeed been made in this Part since the appearance of the first Edition, with a view to render it conformable to the more extended range of illustration we thought proper to assume in our subsequent publications. Much care has also been bestowed in reforming the language of the Translation, wherever it might seem deficient in perspicuity or force. For the satisfaction of all those, however, who in the purchase of successive Editions might find inconvenience from continual alteration, we take this opportunity of stating that no further changes will be made in this respect: as the sheets will henceforth be preserved entire in Stereotype plates. The large demand which we have found for these little volumes has made such a measure absolutely necessary, in order to prevent the delay which would otherwise attend the reprinting of each work. The plan in its maturer state is now before the Public; and we are gratified to find that those very points, wherein it differs

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