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Printed by Willian Flyn, at the Shakespear,

near the Exchange.


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E request the liberty of intro. W

ducing to the public, under the

sanction of your name, the following collection of little essays, to which, in their scattered ftate, you were pleased to give some very flattering marks of your


your usual


approbation. The design was new among up the purpose goods and candor made every due allowance for the hafte in which they were necessarily writ

The principal object of their intention was the female world. We wished to amuse them with innocence; to rally with that respectful delicacy to which they ever are intitled, and sometimes perhaps to steal in a sentiment which might set the heart right without the infolence of precept. Our first and

Our first and great desire indeed was to see the whole sex as like as possible to a certain amiable original, which every person, who has the honour of your intimacy, muft. admire. If our sketches have any merit, it must be imputed to the excellence of, this model A fine understanding, graced by the most polished manners; a genuine elegance of sentiment and taste, corresponding with the most pleasing form,


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