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AN ESSAY ON POETRY AND MUSIC, !

AS THEY AFFECT THE MIND.

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P A R T I.
POETRY · CONSIDERED WITH RE-

SPECT TO ITS MATTER OR SUB-
JECT, - . - - -

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Сн АртЕ R І.
Of the end of Poetical Composition, 8

CHA P. II.
Of the Standard of Poetical invention, 29

CH A P. III.
Poetry exhibits a system of nature fome-
what different from the reality of
things,

CH A P. IV. The subject continued. Of Poetical characters,

70 a 2

CH A P.

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CH A P. V.
Further Illustrations. Of Poetical ar-
rangement,

| C H A P. VI.

Remarks on Music.
Sect. 1. Of Imitation. Is Music an Imi-
tative Art ?

122 Sect. 2. How are the pleasures we derive

from Music to be accounted

for ?

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Sect. 3. Conjectures on some peculiarities
.. of National Music, -

CH-A P. VII.
Of Sympathy,

PART II.
OF THE LANGUAGE OF Poetry,

206.

; CH A P. I.
Of Poetical Language, considered as fig-

nificant, . - - 207 Sect. 1. An idea of Natural Language, 208 Sect. 2. Natural Language is improved in

Poetry, by the use of Poetical
Words,

Sect.

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Sect. 3. Natural Language is improved

in Poetry, by means of Tropes
and Figures, . * 251

Сн А Р. ІІ.
Of Poetical Language, considered with

respect to its Sound,

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CH A P. I. Introduction. The subject proposed.

Opinions of Philosophers : - 1. Aristotle II. Hobbes - III. Hutchefon -IV. Akenside, - 321

CHA P. II. Laughter feems to arise from the view

of things incongruous united in the same assemblage; I. by juxta-position; II. as cause and effect; III. by comparison founded on fimilitude; or, IV. united so as to exhibit an opposition of meanness and dignity, 344

| C H A P.

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