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#Monsieur Bossu's treatise of the epick poem containing many curious reflexions, very useful and necessary for the right understanding and judging of the excellencies of Homer and Virgil / done into English from the French, with a new original preface upon the same subject, by W.J. ; to which are added, An essay upon satyr, by Monsieur D'Acier ; and A treatise upon pastorals, by Monsieur Fontanelle. Traité du poème épique. English#

##Le Bossu, René, 1631-1680.## Monsieur Bossu's treatise of the epick poem containing many curious reflexions, very useful and necessary for the right understanding and judging of the excellencies of Homer and Virgil / done into English from the French, with a new original preface upon the same subject, by W.J. ; to which are added, An essay upon satyr, by Monsieur D'Acier ; and A treatise upon pastorals, by Monsieur Fontanelle. Traité du poème épique. English Le Bossu, René, 1631-1680.

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##Content Summary##

#####Front#####

  1. To the Honoured RICHARD BLACKMORE, DOCTOR of PHYSICK, AND FELLOW of the College of Phyſicians in LONDON.

  2. THE PREFACE OF THE TRANSLATOR.

  3. THE CONTENTS.

  4. ERRATA.

#####Body#####

  1. Monſieur Boſſu's Treatiſe OF THE EPICK POEM.

    _ BOOK I. Of the Nature of the Epick Poem; and of the Fable.

    • CHAP. I. The Deſign of the whole Work.

    • CHAP. II. What is the Nature of the Epick Poem.

    • CHAP. III. The Definition of the Epick Poem.

    • CHAP. IV. Of the Parts of the Epick Poem. The Diviſion of this Treatiſe.

    • CHAP. V. Of the Poem.

    • CHAP. VI. Of the Fable.

    • CHAP. VII. The Method of Compoſing a Fable.

    • CHAP. VIII. Of the Fable of the Iliad.

    • CHAP. IX. A Compariſon of the Fable of the Iliad, with that of Aeſop.

    • CHAP. X. The Fable of the Odyſſëis.

    • CHAP. XI. Of the Fable of the Aeneid.

    • CHAP. XII. Horace's Thoughts of the Epick Fable.

    • CHAP. XIII. Ariſtotle's Thoughts of the Epick Fable.

    • CHAP. XIV. Of the Real Actions, the Recitals whereof are Fables.

    • CHAP. XV. Of the feign'd Actions, the Recitals whereof are Hiſtorical.

    • CHAP. XVI. Of the Vicious Multiplication of Fables.

    • CHAP. XVII. Of the Regular Multiplication of Fables.

    • CHAP. XVIII. The Concluſion of the Firſt Book.

    _ Monſieur Boſſu's Treatiſe OF THE EPICK POEM. BOOK II. Concerning the ſubject Matter of the Epick Poem, or concerning the Action.

    • CHAP. I. What the ſubject Matter of the Epick Poem is.

    • CHAP. II. Epiſodes conſider'd in their Original.

    • CHAP. III. An Explication of the foregoing Doctrine by an Inſtance.

    • CHAP. IV. Of the ſeveral ſorts of Epiſodes, and what is meant by this Term.

    • CHAP. V. Concerning the Nature of Epiſodes.

    • CHAP. VI. The Definition of Epiſodes.

    • CHAP. VII. Of the Ʋnity of the Action.

    • CHAP. VIII. Of the Faults which corrupt the Unity of the Action.

    • CHAP. IX. Of the Integrity of the Action

    • CHAP. X. That the Action ought to be a Whole.

    • CHAP. XI. Of the Beginning, Middle and End of the Action.

    • CHAP. XII. Of the Cauſes of the Action.

    • CHAP. XIII. Of the Intrigue, and the Ʋnravelling thereof.

    • CHAP. XIV. The Way of forming the Plot or Intrigue.

    • CHAP. XV. How to diſpoſe, or prepare the Ʋnravelling.

    • CHAP. XVI. Of the ſeveral ſorts of Actions.

    • CHAP. XVII. Of the Concluſion of the Action.

    • CHAP. XVIII. Of the Duration of the Action.

    • CHAP. XIX. Of the Importance of the Action.

    _ Monſieur Boſſu's Treatiſe OF THE EPICK POEM. BOOK III. Concerning the Form of the Epick Poem, or concerning the Narration.

    • CHAP. I. Of the Parts of the Narration.

    • CHAP. II. Of the Title of the Epick Poem.

    • CHAP. III. Of the Propoſition.

    • CHAP. IV. Of the Invocation.

    • CHAP. V. Of the Body of the Poem, or the Narration properly ſo called.

    • CHAP. VI. How the Narration is Pleaſant.

    • CHAP. VII. Of Probability.

    • CHAP. VIII. Of the Admirable, or the Marvellous.

    • CHAP. IX. Of the Paſſions.

    • CHAP. X. How the Narration ought to be Active.

    • CHAP. XI. Of the Continuity of the Action, and the Order of the Narration.

    • CHAP. XII. Of the Duration of the Narration.

    _ Monſieur Boſſu's Treatiſe OF THE EPICK POEM. BOOK IV. Concerning the Manners of the Epick Poem.

    • CHAP. I. Concerning the Manners in General.

    • CHAP. II. Of the Cauſes of the Manners.

    • CHAP. III. Concerning the Manners of other Sciences beſides Poetry.

    • CHAP. IV. Of the Manners of Poetry.

    • CHAP. V. Whether the Hero of the Poem ought to be an Honeſt Man, or no?

    • CHAP. VI. Of the Poetical Goodneſs of the Manners.

    • CHAP. VII. Of the three other Qualifications of the Manners.

    • CHAP. VIII. Of the Character of the Perſonages. Ariſtotle's Words about it.

    • CHAP. IX. Of the Characters of Achilles, Ulyſſes, and Aeneas.

    • CHAP. X. The Character of the other Perſonages.

    • CHAP. XI. What the Character is.

    • CHAP. XII. Of the Ʋnity of the Character in the Hero.

    • CHAP. XIII. The Unity of the Character in the Poem.

    • CHAP. XIV. Of the Juſtneſs of the Character.

    • CHAP. XV. Of falſe Characters.

    _ Monſieur Boſſu's Treatiſe OF THE EPICK POEM. BOOK V. Concerning the Machines.

    • CHAP. I. Of the ſeveral ſorts of Deities.

    • CHAP. II. Of the Manners of the Gods.

    • CHAP. III. How the Gods act in a Poem.

    • CHAP. IV. When one muſt make uſe of Machines.

    • CHAP. V. How the Machines are to be us'd.

    • CHAP. VI. Whether the Preſence of the Gods is any Diſparagement to the Heroes.

    _ Monſieur Boſſu's Treatiſe OF THE EPICK POEM. BOOK VI. Concerning the Thoughts and the Expreſſion.

    • CHAP. I. The Foundation of this Doctrine.

    • CHAP. II. Concerning Deſcriptions.

    • CHAP. III. Of Compariſons or Similes.

    • CHAP. IV. Concerning Sentences.

    • CHAP. V. Of Diſguis'd Sentences.

    • CHAP. VI. Concerning ſeveral other Thoughts.

    • CHAP. VII. Of the Expreſſion.

    • CHAP. VIII. How one ought to judge of Elocution.

  2. AN ESSAY ƲPON SATYR, Written by the Famous Monſieur DACIER.

  3. OF PASTORALS. By Monſieur De FONTENELLE, Engliſhed by Mr. MOTTEUX.

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