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PARADISE LOST,

OR, THE

F ALL of M A N:.

W I T H

Historical, Philosophical, Critical, and

Explanatory, Notes,

From the Learned

RAYMOND DE St. MAUR:

WHERE IN

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, rendered easy and intelligible.

A'L SO THE Mythological Fables of the Heathens, wherever referred

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

In TWELVE BOOKS.

L O N D ON:

Printed for D. STEEL, Number I,

UNION-Row, the lower End of the MINORIES, LITTLE

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O Poem has had greater or juster Praise from the most eminent Judges of Literature, than PARADISE Lost, as

well for the Sublimity of the Subje£t and Sentiments, as the profound and extensive Learning it is enriched with. It comprehends almost every Thing within the Extent of human 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 transposed, 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 hath 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

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