Excerpt from Boileau Lart PoetiqueIt is hoped that the present edition of Boileaus Art poetique will be found useful by students of English literature as well as by students of French. It may at least claim to be not altogether superfluous, for,MoreExcerpt from Boileau Lart PoetiqueIt is hoped that the present edition of Boileaus Art poetique will be found useful by students of English literature as well as by students of French. It may at least claim to be not altogether superfluous, for, despite Boileaus reputation, and great as his influence once was, it is the first critical edition published in this country.
The notes - for which considerable help has been obtained from the commentaries of Saint-Marc, Delaporte, and Gazier - are rather historical and literary than grammatical, though passages which are likely to present any difficulty in the language are explained.
The spelling and punctuation of the text are modernised.The part of the introduction dealing with Boileaus doctrine of poetry has been suggested to a certain extent by M. Ferdinand Brunetieres article in the Revue des deux Mondes of 1st June 1889 on the Esthetique de Boileau.Dr Henry Jackson has kindly read over the proofs, and to him, and to Mr G.
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