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For of Epic fort it ^ppeareth to have been, yet of matter surely not unpleasant,
witness what is~reported of it by the learned Arcbifhop Eustatbius, in Odyss. k.
And accordingly Aristotle in his poetic, chap. 4. doth further set forth, that as the
Epic poem, written by Homer himself, and anterior even to the Iliad or Odyssey. . .
Now forasmuch as our Poet had translated those two famous works of Homer
which are yet left j. he did conceive it in some fort his duty to imitate that also
As it beareth the name of Epic, it is thereby subjected to such severe
indispensable rules as are laid on all Neotericks, a strict imitation of the antient ;
insomuch that any deviation accompanied with whatever poetic beauties, hath
always been ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review