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reality it is, the spontaneous tribute of unaffected titude, unalloyed with the fightest tin&ture of adulat the imputation of which, at once to remove, I/ neither dwell on the clearnefs of your head, the go ness of your heart, or what you have little li need of calling to your aid, a descent truly illuftrio I mall only just beg then, that you will receive th Kolumes as you do myself

The AUTHO ,

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VOL. I.

P. 41. 1. After the word " that” add Luxury.
P.42. 1. 20. for Benedictorium, read Benedictorum
P. 161. 1. 3. for Patrium, read Patrum.
P. 202. 1. 22. for ‘Procluius, read Proclusius.
P. 257.1. 6. for Kieran, read Kieran's.

VOL. II.

P. 175. 1. 25. dele wish.

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INTRODUCTION.

FRIEND

I'M glad to find you alone.

AUTHOR.

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I will not say, with the ancient philofo. pher, that I was in very good company till you came, as I am always happy to see

my friends.

FRIEND.

Of that I am sensible ; but I am glad, I fay, to find you by yourself, not beside yourself.

VOL. 1,

B

AUTHOR.

AUTHOR.

How, what do you mean?

FRIEND.

Why you must know, that the repor is, that you are about to turn author which, in this critical age, though it can not be properly called the age of criticism, is only another word for a madman.

AUTHOR.

Even so, “ there is a pleasure in being mad which none but madmen know :" we are in a free country, cannot a man amuse himself with his pen as often as he pleases? and what signifies freedom, if at times a .perfon don't avail himself of the happiness of it?

FRIEND,

True, provided it might have the same effect on his readers : but numbers are gratified in finding out faults; like infects, that fly over the found parts to indulge on fores.

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