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15 Work originally appeared in four
small volumes, without much regard to chronology, or order of situation. By the advice of the Booksellers the present arrangement takes place, which may perhaps render the Collection more acceptable to the Public. Of its Contents about onefixth part is new to the present Edition*.
History has been called “ Philosophy « teaching by examples.” Biography may be said to be Philofophy rendered dramatic, and brought home to “ each man's business " and bosom ;" and, in the opinion of a great master t of this species of compofition, “ is, of the various kinds of narrative
• The New Articles may be had of Messrs. Cadell and Davies, printed uniform with, and as a Supplement to, the former Editions.
+ Idler, NO 84.