chapter  20
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From An Essay on Criticism

Candidus imperti; si non, his utere mecum.' ( .. . and if my doctrine seem amiss,/ with candour set me right - If not, take this - last lines of Horace, Epistles, Trans. Howes). [1] want lack; skill 'Knowledge of any practice or art; readiness in any practice; knowledge; dexterity', Johnson, Dictionary. [2] judging 'judge: One who has skill sufficient to decide upon the merit of anything', Johnson, Dictionary; ill 'Not well; not rightly in any respect', Johnson, Dictionary. [3] dangerous hazardous. [4] sense understanding. [5] numbers many.