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BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, DIALOGUES, LETTERS,
CHARACTERS, &c. &c. - . .
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WHEN the following Collection was first sug-
gested, it was intended that it should consist en-
tirely of original matter, arranged under certain
heads; so that, at least, it would have some
title to order and novelty, especially as the col-
lector was then in a situation peculiarly favour-
able to pursuits of the kind: but a severe fit
of sickness put an end to a plan that, in all pro-
bability, would have had some claim on the

approbation of the reader.
After this general declaration, it is scarcelyne-
cessary to enter into particulars. One part of
the original design is kept in view ; the inser-
tion of such papers as tend to promote virtue,
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