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Et vos, O Lauri, carpam, et te, proxima Myrte,

Sic positae quoniam suaves miscetis odores. Virgil;


Printed for Robert Uui.



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ESSAY on tragedy. Addressed to Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke. Page i Of love-intrigues in tragedy. In a letter to father Poree. 25 A desence of the laws of the drama, concerning the unities of action, place and time; against the opinion of monsieur de la Motte. In the preface to Oedipus. 2 6 Of elegance of expression in tragedy. In the preface to Herod and Mariamne. 48 Of simplicity in tragedy, etc. Addressed to Sir Everad Falkener, an English merchant. Prefixed to the tragedy of Zara. $6 Of delicacy and decency in tragedy, etc. In a second letter to Sir Everard Falkener, ambasfador at Constantinople. Taken from the second edition of Zara. 65 Of the advantage of literature to ladies of quality. In a letter to the marchioness du Chastelet, on sending her the tragedy of Alzira.

77 Of envy that attends merit and success in literature. In a preliminary discourse to the tragedy of Alzira. 85

A desence of the tragedy of Mahomet, against the charge of encouraging fanaticism. In an

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