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PARADISE LOST,

OR, THE

F ALL of MAN:

Thomas WITH Ayligi
Historical, Philosophical, Critical, and

Explanatory NOTE s. /

Inn is:!* 173
Gought it
RAYMOND DE ST. MAUR,

From the Learned

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WHEREIN
The Technical Terms in the Arts and Sciences are

explained ; the original Signification of the Names
of Men, Cities, Animals, &c. and from what
Language derived, render'd easy and intelligible.

ALSO THE
Mythological Fables of the Heathens, wherever referr'd

to, historically related ; difficult Passages cleared of
their Obscurity; and the Whole reduced to the
Standard of the English Idiom.

In TWELVE BOOKS.
Embellished with a great Number of Copper-Plates.

L 'O N D ON:
Printed for M. Cooper, Pater-nofter-row ; W. Reeve,

Fleet-street; and C. SYMPSON, at the Bible-ware-
þouse, Chancery-lane. MDCCLIY .

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PREFACE.

0 Poem has had greater or juster

Praise from the most eminent Judges of
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Literature, than PARADISE Lost,
as well for the Sublimity of the Subject

and Sentiments, as the profound and extenhve Learning it is enriched with. It comprebends almost every Thing within the Extent of buman Knowledge; but being wrote in the highest Stile of beroick Poetry, and the Thoughts, many of them express'd by Figures of Grammar and Rhetoric, being full of Digressions and Sentences transpofed, as well as difficult Terms in the Mathematicks, History, Astronomy, Astrology, Geography, Architecture, Navigation, Anatomy, Alchymy, Divinity, and all other human Arts and Sciences, it bath so happened, that

many

Readers have been unable to see the Beauties of the Poem, for want of being able to come at the proper Explication of those things, which have been out of their Reach; and this must happen to a great many; for how few are there who have had A 2

Leisure

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