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In Six PARTS.
I, Of the Nature, Ufe, Excellence, Rife and Progress
II. Of the Ufe and Neceffity of Rules in Poetry.
IV. Of Tragedy and Comedy; how to draw the Plot,
V. The Rules of the Epic or Narrative Poem. Of the
By CHARLES GILDON, Gent.
Why is He honour'd with a Poet's Name,
Printed for Charles Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in
Most Excellent Majesty
King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Elector of Brunswick, Lunenburg, &c.
May it please your Majefty,
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