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In Six PARTS.
1. Of the Nature, Ufe, Excellence, Rife and Progrefs
II. Of the Ufe and Neceffity of Rules in Poetry.
III. Of the Manner, Rules, and Art of Compofing
IV. Of Tragedy and Comedy; how to draw the Plot,
V. The Rules of the Epic or Narrative Poem. Of the
By CHARLES GILDON, Gent.
Why is He honour'd with a Poet's Name,
VOLUM E. I.
Printed for Charles Rivington, at the Bible and Crown in
Most Excellent Majesty
GEORGE, King of Great-Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, Elector of Brunswick, Lunenburg, &c.
May it please your Majesty,
HESE Poetical Inftitutions being now
to vifit the Public, I
could not but think their best Security would be to appear under the aufpicious Pro