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WRITING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WITH
TERSPICUITY AND ELEGANCE.
ĐESIGNED, IN THE PROGRESS OF EDUCATION, TO SUC-
OF THE LATIN AND GREEK CLASSICS,
I HAVE always entertained a hearty aversion to those unmanly and fulfome strains of panegyric, of which dedications have too frequently been composed. Human nature seldom appears more unamiable than when it stoops to such self-debasement. At the shrine * of adulation I intend to offer no incense. And ale i · though I were so mean as to adopt a different resolu
tion, it is to be presumed, that your good-fense would prevent me from carrying it into effect.
Let me however be permitted to declare, that small as such a favour may be deemed, I should never have thought of infcribing this little work to one for whose character I did not entertain a most cordial esteem.
Your affectionate friend,