A History of English Poetry: An Unpublished Continuation

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NOTES TO THE TEXT
Warton's notes, which in the manuscript are designated by letters or symbols, have been numbered. Brackets enclose all the editor's corrections, expansions, and comments. The parentheses are Warton's.
1. [ Thomas Warton's original version began "The temporary vogue which . . . ." The final version, here parenthesized in the text, represents, it seems fairly certain, Joseph Warton's expansion. Although this deprecatory comment seems rather abrupt coming after five sections devoted to the Elizabethan satirists, Joseph Warton is not disparaging where his brother praised. Thomas Warton had already ( IV, 69) belittled the "innumerable crop of satirists, and of a set of writers differing but little more than in name, and now properly belonging to the same species, Epigrammatists."]
2. [ Warton here combined several remarks in Dryden's essay "The Original and Progress of Satire." See John Dryden, Essays, ed. W. P. Ker ( Oxford, 1900), II, 111-112. There were six, not four editions of Holiday's Persius.]
3. [ Warton refers presumably to Isaac Reed's Collection of Old Plays ( London, 1780).]
4. [Jehan de] Nostredam [e]. [Les] Vies des [...] Poet [es] Provens[aux]. [Lyon, 1575] n. 59. pag. 199.
5. [ William Hayley. An] Ess [ay] on Epic Poetry. [ London, 1782] Notes, Ess. iii. v. 81. p. 171.
6. They are entered to him, feb. 4, under that year [ 1591/92]. Registr. Station. B. fol. 284. a. In sixteens. I have a copy. Wh [ite] Lett [er (i. e., roman)]. With vignettes.
7. [ Daniel was tutor to her son William Herbert and preceptor to Ann Clifford, Countess of Pembroke, but Sidney's sister seems to have been

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