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OBSERVATIONS

ON

THE FAIRY QUEEN

OF

SPENSER.

BY THOMAS WARTON, A. M.

FELLOW OF TRINITY COLLEGE, AND PROFESSOR OF POETRY IN THE

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

A NEW EDITION.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

Printed by C. Stower, Paternoster-row ;

FOR R. DUTTON, GRACECHURCH STREET ; AND THOMAS OSTELI,

AVE-MARIA LANE,

Library.

Croce 18 Library of

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ON

THE FAIRY QUEEN

OF

SPENSER

SECT I.

Of the plan and conduct of the Fairy Queen.

WHEN the works of Homer and of Aristotle began to be restored and studied in Italy, when the genuine and uncorrupted sources of ancient poetry and ancient criticism were opened, and every species of literature at last emerged from the depths of Gothic ignorance and barbarity, it might have been expected, that, instead of the romantic manner of poetical composi

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