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WERE I a Poet like Moore, a Dramatist like Colman, a JW ovelist or Historian, like Sir Walter Scott, and could I confer either fame, respect, or honor; I should, on the present occasion, be ready to inscribe these Pages to a Gentleman, from whom I have frequently received very flattering marks of kind attention, and the most signal proofs of liberal regard. But to speak here in his praise, would only be echoing o the public voice, and might run the chance of "displeasing him; for his prime wish is, to do 2 good without having it talked about. I shall, otherefore, forbear even the mention of his name, .5 and solicit him only to honor this work by his 9 perusal, and to bestow on it that degree of opatronage, which he, and the Public, may in§ dulgently think it entitled to.

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