Critical Essays. I. Observations on the sublime of Longinus. II. The Influence of Government on the Mental Faculties. III. Essay on the Fourth Book; IV. Essay on the Fifth Book; V. Essay on the close of the sixth book of Virgil’s Aeneid.
Greene, Edward Burnaby.

London: Printed by T. S;pilsbury for J. Ridley... 1770. First edition. Title-page browned at edges. A good, clean copy of a scarce book. Rebound in quarter modern calf over marbled boards, spine ruled in blind, gilt black morocco label. Octavo. [4], xii, 327, [1] pp. (Item ID: 15762)

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Burnaby (d. 1788) was a poet and translator. His original works have been criticized severely, but his translations were much more successful, and "his prefaces demonstrate a lively interest in the processes of translation, an interest which is reflected in the wide range of verse forms he employs, adapting his style to suit different author" (Oxford DNB). He made translations of Pindar, Juvenal, Anacreon, Sappho, and other classical authors. Green also wrote Strictures upon a Pamphlet (1782), in which he argues that Chatterton was not the author of the Rowley poems.

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