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OF SAMUEL ETHERIDGE,
For 7. WHITE, THOMAS & ANDREWS, W. SPOTSWOOD,

D. WEST, W. P. BLAKE, E. LARKIN, & 7, WEST;

MDCCXCVI,

PRE FACE. PRINTING, by multiplying copies at will, affords to writers great opportumity of receiving instruction from every quarter. The author of this treatise having always been of opinion that the general taste is feldom wrong, was - resolved from the beginning to submit to it with entire resignation : its severest disapprobation-might have incited him to do better, but never to complain. Finding now the judgment of the pub-.. lic to be favourable, ought he not to draw fatisfaction from it? He would be devoid of fenfibility were he not greatly satisfied. Many criticisms have indeed reached his car ; but they are candid and benevolent, if not always just. Gratitude, therefore," had there been no other motive, must have rouled his utmost industry to clear this edi-tion from all the deitars of the former, lo far as suggested by others, or discov

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