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OBSERVATIONS

ON

THE FAIRY QUEEN

Or

SPENSER.

By THOMAS WARTON, A. M.

TELLOW OF TRINITY-COLLEGE, AND PROFESSOR OF

POETRY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

A NEW EDITION.

VOL:

London:

Printed by C. Stower, Pater-noster Row;
FOR R. DUTTON, GRACECHURCH-STRLET; AND THOMAS OSTELL,

AVE-MARIA LANE.

1807.

THE NEW YORK
PUBIC LIBRARY
160409
ASTOR, LENOX AND
TILDEN FOUNDATIONS.

1899.

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ON

THE FAIRY QUEEN

ов

SPENSER.

SECT. VIII.

Of Spenser's Imitations of Himself.

COMMENTATORS of less taste than learning, of less discernment than ostentation, have taken infinite pains to point out, and compare those passages which their respective authors have imitated from others. This disquisition, if executed with a judicious moderation, and extended no further than to those passages which are distinguished with certain induibitable characters, and internal

VOL. II.

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