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ON THE

PRINCIPLES

TRANSLATION.

THE THIRD EDITION,

WITH LARGE ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS

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tanquam figuris, verbis ad nostram consuetudinem aptis.

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WHO, TO GREAT PROFESSIONAL ABILITY

AND EMINENCE IN GENERAL SCIENCE AND PHILOSOPHY,

UNITES THE MOST DISTINGUISHED CLASSICAL KNOWLEDGE

AND TASTE IN POLITE LITERATURE :

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IN TOKEN OF A FRIENDSHIP

WHICH HAS STOOD THE TEST OF ALMOST HALF A CENTURY,

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ALEX. FRASER TYTLER.

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: In preparing for the Press a Third Edition

of this Essay, the Author has endeavoured, by, making ample additions to the matter of the Work, as well as by a careful revisal of the style, to render it less unworthy of that very flattering measure of approbation it has received from the literary world. Sensible that the didactic precepts which form the Laws of Translation, are best verified by the variety and aptness of the examples brought to illustrate them, he has in this

edition very considerably enlarged the num; her of illustrations brought as examples

both of excellencies and defects. Of these, 1, in so far as reason and good sense afford a

criterion, the opinion of all intelligent rea

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