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Hurricane } 212 Mercury.

284 Player,

339| Sailing
330) Saumia
341 Schools
3421 Scorn

284) Populace.

220

313 Solitud

75 Str

Houds. 1 Mean, Golden 278, Physick.
Hunting.) Melancholy. 280 Plaoile.
Hunters 211 Memory.

Planet .

340 Secuncle
Merchait.
Husband

Pleasure.
Hypocrisy 24 Merey.

} 282 Poetaster.

342) Seulah

. 343 Sickne
lavelin. 214 Nilky way} 283 Poet's

343 Sioh
Jealousy. 215 Miser

Polyphemels. 346 Sifence
lonorarice. 219 Mistress.

347 Silenục
Imprecations. 219 M157s.

Popular. 349 Singung
finpudence.
Money.

PoyŞ011:

350 Sirenz
Indest.

Moon. 285 Predestination 352 Sleep
Inconstaney. 221 Morning. 286) Preist.

343 Slotti
Infirmary: Morpheus. 289 ProfefTors 1129 Sinile
Ingratihide.}

222

Morrow. 289 Pliisick & 19 Smith
Inizocence,

224 Mountains, 291 Astrology. Smoke
Insects, 225 Murrain. 292 Promise,

357 Snake
Interest, 225 Muję.

294 Proteus 358 Sizow
lousts & Turn; 223 Mušick, 297 Providence. Soldie
loy:
227 Myrrha.

1
Isis.

317

Sorrow
Islands.

}

230 Nature Art. 302 by hagorean Spiritti
lunio,

Necromancer.
Lupiter

303 PublikEntry 128 Spring
231 Neptune.
Lustice

304

Spuri
.

Quack
Nightingale. 307 Quiet
Kindness.
Nobility

363 Standa
308

Starr's
King.

232
N0012.

36) Statud
Nothino. 310 Rage

3641 Stoke
KnightErrant}235 Novelty . 311 Rainbow 3061 Stork

312) Rape 360 Storm

Reason 367 Strean
236
Oak. 312) Religion

368) Streng
Oatlı.
Law:}

313 Repintance 303 Style
Obstinate. 314 Reputation 371 Styx

Oedipus, 315 Resurection 374 Subjec
240 Old Age. 315 Retreat 372 Succes
Oppression 317 Revenge

372 S2112012
Orpheus. 318 Rhetorician 374) Sun

241 Owl.
Life

318 Rhyme

374 Swallos
Light.

Riches
243) Pain,

374 Swan
319 Riding
246 Painter.

375 Sweet
247 Painting
319) Rivals

376 Swift
319) River
248) Paradize.

377 Swim
322 Rock
249 Pardon

379 woon
325 Rose

379 Sword

325 Rowing
Lute: } 266 Passionis.

327 Rilmour

304) Sybil

390
Patience,

382 Tears
267 Peace,

328
Peacock.

Tenerif
328 Sacrifices 388 Tempe
26. Persecution. 328 Sevila sharib: 388 Thank
269 Philosopher. 329 Seal

308 Thief
272) Philosophy, 329 Serpent 389 Thoug
275 Phenix.

334 Shade 390 Thunde
2781 Pity. 3341 Ship

391 Tyger

310 Rice

Nunnery

Labyrinth]

Law.

238

Learning.
Letlaargy.
Lethe.
Leviathan.

Lightning.
Lion.
Looks.
I Love..
Loyalty.

List.

266 Parting

328 Runaway

Lyre.
Madness.
Man.
Marriage.
Mars.

May.

A R T

OF

ENGLISH POETRY

CONTAINING
I. Rules for making VERSES.

II. A Collection of the most Natüral;
Agreeable, and Sublime THOVHGTS, viz.
Allusions, Similes, Descriptions and Characters,
of Persons and Things; that are to be found
in the best ENGLISH POETS.

III. A Dictionary of RHYMES.

By EDW. B Y ssh E. Gent.

The Fourth Edition.

LONDON
Printed for Sam. BUCKLEY, at che Dolphin in

Little-Britain. MDCCX.

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O many are the Qualifications, as well natural as acquir’d, that are

essentially requisite to the making of a good Poet, that 'tis in vain for any Man to aim at a great Reputation on account of his Poetical Performances, by barely fole lowing the Rules of others, and reducing their Speculations into Practice. It may not be impossible indeed for Men, even of indifferent Parts, by making Examples to the Rules hereaftergiven, to compofe Verses smooth and well-founding to the Ear; yet if such Verses want strong Sense, Propriety and Elevation of Thought, or Pu. rity of Diction, they will be at best buc what Horace calls them, Versus inopes rerum, nugeque canore; and the Writers of them not Poets, but versifying Scriblers. I pretend not therefore by the following Sheets to teach a Man to be a Poet in spight of Fare' and Nature, but only to be of help to the few who are born to be so, and whom audit vocatus Apollo.

To this End I give in the first Place Rules for making English Verse: 'And these

Rules

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