In Six PARTS.
1. Of the Nature, Use, Excellence, Rise and Progress
of Poetry, pri
II. Of the Ure and Necessity of Rules in Poetry.
III. Of the Manner, Rules, and Art of Composing
Epigrams, Pastorals, Odes, Eric.
IV. Of I ragedy and Comedy; how to draw the Plot,
and form the Characters of both.
V. The Rules of the Epic or Narrative Poem. Of the
Poetic Diction or Language, and of English Numbers,
VI. A Collection of the molt beautiful Delcriptions, Si-
miles, Allulions, Etc. from Spenser, and our best
English Poets, as well Ancient as Modern, with
above Ten Thousand Verses, not to be found in
any: Performance of this Kind. Shakespeariana; or
the most beautiful Topicks, Descriptions, and Similes
that occur throughout all Shakespear's Plays.'
By CHARLES GILDON, Gent.
Why is He honour'd with a Poet's Name,
W bo neither knows, nor wou'd observe a Rule?
Printed for Charles Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in
St. Paul's Church-yard. MDCCXVIII. Price 6 s.