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A NEW TRANSLATION;
A PRELIMINARY DISSERTATION,
CRITICAL, PHILOLOGICAL, AND EXPLANATORY.
BY ROBERT LOWTH, D. D.
A NEW EDITION.
Printed at the University Press;
& CO., G. OFFOR, R. PRIESTLEY, G. & W. B. WHITTAKER,
THE KIN G.
An attempt to set in a just light the writings of the most sublime and elegant of the Prophets of the Old Testament might merit the honour of Your Majesty's gracious acceptance, were the execution in any degree answerable to the design. If it has at all succeeded, it is in a great measure to be ascribed to a particular attention to that most important, but too long neglected, part of Sacred Criticism, which, to the honour of this Nation, and to the universal benefit of the Christian Church, hath been set forward, and is now greatly advanced, under Your Majesty's distinguished Patronage. Your Majesty's taste and judgment have induced you