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An Essay towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit,

Please paste the following in your copy of Corbyn Morris's _Essay towards Fixing the True Standards of Wit_....

(_ARS_, Series One, No. 4)

ERRATA

INTRODUCTION:

page 5, line 1--"word apparently omitted" should be inclosed in brackets.

page 5, line 6--"not identified" should be inclosed in brackets.

page 6, line 5--the first "of" should be omitted. ["modern readers need not regret too much of the omission of the fulsome 32 page dedication"]

page 6, line 12, should read "Walpole is praised for not curbing the press while necessarily curbing the theatre, his aid to commerce". ["Walpole is praised for not curbing the theatre; his aid to commerce"]

page 6, line 25--"sic" should be inclosed in brackets, as also "P.L. 7. 363-66" in the next line.

[ ESSAY ON WIT:

page viii: Whence in _Aristotle_ such Persons are termed "epidexioi", dexterous Men The Greek _may_ read "epidezioi"; the letter-form makes it uncertain.

page 14: ... without any Reference to their whimsical _Oddities_ or _Foibles_; Text reads _Oddistie_.

page 20 and elsewhere: "Biass" is an attested variant spelling; it has not been changed.

page 25: "teizes" (modern "teases") is an attested variant spelling; it has not been changed.

page 40: --It is therefore no wonder that Signior _Don Quixote of la Mancha_ ... Text reads _Quoxote_. ]

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An ESSAY

Towards Fixing the TRUE STANDARDS of WIT, HUMOUR, RAILLERY, SATIRE, and RIDICULE.

To which is Added, an ANALYSIS Of the CHARACTERS of

An HUMOURIST, Sir John Falstaff, Sir Roger De Coverly, and Don Quixote.

Inscribed to the RIGHT HONORABLE ROBERT Earl of ORFORD.

By the AUTHOR of a LETTER from a BY-STANDER.

---- _Jacta est Alea_.

LONDON:

Printed for J. ROBERTS, at the Oxford-Arms, in Warwick-lane; and W. BICKERTON, in the Temple-Exchange, near the Inner-Temple-Gate, Fleet-Street.


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