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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

WORKS of the LEARNED,

FOR THE

Year One Thousand Seven Hundred

and Thirty-eight:

CONTAINING

IMPARTIAL Accounts and Accurate

ABSTRACTS of the most valuable
Books published in Great-Britain
and Foreign Parts.

INTERSPER S'D WITH

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DISSERTATIONS on several curious and enter-

taining Subjects, Critical Reflections, and
Memoirs of the most eminent Writers in
all Branches of polite Literature.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
Printed for JACOB ROBINSON, under the Inner

Temple Gate in Fleet-Street, MDccxxxix.

Sexton 12-29-52 21310

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THE

HISTORY

OF THE

WORKS of the LEARNED.

For JANUARY 1738.

ARTICLE I. REMARKS upon the Two Battles of Philippi in

the Georgicks, which seem to contradi&t History : and Geography: With a Vindication of Virgil, from the Cenfures pass’d upon him in relation to that noted Pasage. By Charles Lamotte, D.D.

Ergo inter fefe paribus concurrere telis
Romanas acies iterum videre Philippi;
Nec fuit indignum fuperis bis fanguine noftro
Emathiam, & latos Hæmi pinguescere campos.

Virg. Georg. 1. 1. ver. 489. REVEREND SIR,

HIS excellent Poem, which gave Oc

casion to some Remarks I lately read to T

you, will, I hope, afford ine another Opportunity of clearing the Author of

a wrong Sense, which, I think, has been put upon him by his Commentators, and vindicating him from a great Licence which he is said to have taken in this Place. There is, I think, never a Para

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