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EORGE, by the Grace of God, King of Great Bri. tain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c.
To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas Our Trusty and Well-beloved BERNARD Lixtor of our City of London, Bookseller, has humbly represented unto U's that he is now printing a Translation of the Iliad of HOMER, from the Greek, in Six Volumes in Folio, by ALEXANDER Pope Gent. with large Notes upon cach Book : And whereas the said BERNARD LInToT has informed Us that he has been at a great Expence in carrying on the said Work : and that the sole Right and Title of the Copy of the said Work is vested in the said BERNARD LINTOT: He has therefore humbly befought Us to grant him our Royal Privilege and Licence for the sole Printing and Publishing thereof for the Term of fourteen Years. WE being graci. ously pleased to encourage so useful a Work, are pleased to condescend to his Request ; and do therefore hereby give and grant unto the said BERNARD Lintot Our Royal Licence and - Privilege for the sole Printing and Publishing the said Six Vo. lumes of the ILIAD of Homer, translated by the said ALEXANDER Pope, for and during the Term of fourteen Years, to be computed from the Day of the Date hereof, ftri&tly charging and prohibiting all Our Subjects within Our King. doms and Dominions to reprint or abridge the saine, either in the like or any other Volume or Volumes whatsoever ; or to import, buy, vend, utter or distribute any Copies of the fame, or any part thereof reprinted beyond the Seas, within the said Term of fourteen Years, without the Consent and Approbation of the said BERNARD Lintor, his Heirs, Executors and Aligns, by Writing under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they and every of them offending herein will answer the contrary at their Perils, and such other Penalties as by the Laws and Statutes of this Our Realm may be infliated: Whereof the Master, Wardens and Company of Stationers of Our City of London, Commiffio. ners and other Officers of Our Customs, and all other Our Oficers and Ministers whom it may concern, are to take Notice, that due Obedience be given to Our Pleasure herein fignified. Given at Our Court at St. James's the fixth Day of May, 1715. in the first Year of Our Reign. By His Majesty's Command,
ILI A D
Translated by Mr. POPE.
Sanctos aufus recludere fontes.
The SECOND EDITION.
between the Temple-Gates. MDccxx.