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By Behn, Aphra

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Title: An Essay on Translated Prose  
Author: Behn, Aphra
Language: English
Subject: Fiction--Women authors--History and criticism., Literature--Women authors, Literature
Collections: Women Writers Collection
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Excerpt: THE general Applause this little Book of the Discovery of several Worlds has met with, both in France and England in the Original; made me attempt to translate it into English. The Reputation of the Author, (who is the fame that writ, The Dialogues of the Dead,) the Novelty of the Subject in vulgar Languages, and the Author's introducing a Woman as one of the Speakers in these five different Discourses, were further Motives for me to undertake this little Work; for I thought an English woman might adventure to translate any thing, a French Woman may be suppos'd to have spoken: But when I had made a Tryal, I found the Task not so easy as I believ'd at first. Therefore, before I say any thing, either of the Design of the Author, or of the Book itself, give me leave to say something of Translation of Prose in general: As for


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