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Committed, as Unamended, by Mr. POPE
In his Late
EDITION of this POET.
Not only to correct the faid EDITION, but to restore the True
By Mr. THEOBALD.
Laniatum Corpore toto
DEIPHOBUM vidi & lacerum crudeliter Ora,
Printed for R. FRANCKLIN under Tom's, J. WOODMAN and D. LYON
M. DCC. XXVI.
JOHN RICH Efq;
T may feem a little particular, that, when I am attempting to reftore SHAKESPEARE, I should addrefs that Work to One, who has gone a great Way towards fhutting him out of Doors; that is, towards banishing him the Benefit of the Stage, and confining us to read him in the Clofet. Let me ftand excufed from intending any perfonal Accufation here; for it is not You, indeed, but that Affection, with which Entertain