Tobias : A Poem, in Three Parts (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Tobias: A Poem, in Three Parts The following Poem is conltrueled upon the flory if Tobit. Such {tory being apocryphal, the author conceived himfelf at liberty to treat it in the manner he has done, to do what every dramatic and every epic writer fcruples not to do; namely, clothe the tale or billory {elected by their Mule in their own language. Neither did he deem himfelf bound to obferve that firict adherence to Order and to Fact which the canonical parts of Scripture abfolutely require. Had he been employed upon that hallowed ground, he molt certainly would not have prefumed to add thereto or diminilh a fingle iota; nor fearcely to have uled his own words. Whereas, in the prelent inllance it will be feen that he has added - efpecially in the department of Similes and Illufirations - very confiderably: and in fome cafes, where poeti cal necellity feemed to require it, he has diminilhed. It will allo be feen that, fromviii. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 145g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243260016
  • 9780243260010