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TOWARDS ESTABLISHING A
GRAMMAR, LOGIC, AND RHETORIC.
“ Perhaps if words were distinctly weighed and duly considered, they
JOHN RICHARDSON, ROYAL EXCHANGE.
I put not my name to these pages, nor shall I, beyond this notice, speak in the first person singular, but assume the pomp and circumstance of the editorial “we”. Why I choose for the present to remain unknown, I leave the reader to settle as his fancy pleases. He is at liberty to think that, being of no note or reputation, and fearing for my
book the fate of George Primrose's Paradoxes, I do not place my name in the title
because it would inevitably make that fate more certain. Or, if he chooses, he may imagine a better motive. He may suppose me to be the celebrated author of ******, with half the alphabet in capitals at the end of my name; and that I prefer an incognito, lest he, my “ courteous reader", should relax the rigour of examination, and receive as true, on the authority of a name, a theory that
may be false.