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some few of the tolerable articles I put in my humble claim; while I have no hesitation to declare myself the author of whatever is of a decidedly inferior nature in these sheets.
I have in general translated freely, and for this reason: I do not expect to have many of the learned by profession, or of the very ignorant for my readers; it would be too great a condescension on the part of the former, and my best efforts to make myself intelligible to the latter would prove unavailing; but there is a third class, for which it is well worth writing-5 allude to that respectable order in society, of which the members are anxious for information, without at all times possessing the facility of acquiring it.
As a Divine, an Orator, a Poet, a Philologist, your name stands conspicuously connected with every department of elegant literature. The languages, Sir, both ancient and modern, are within the sphere of your command; you possess, moreover-but wbither am I hurry
ing, forgetting, that your “ Alma Mater," that profound judge of literary excellence, has repeatedly pronounced her unequivocal verdict in your favour?-What I wish then, Sir, to observe, is, that by dedicating this Trifle to you, as to a pre-eminent Scholar, I may seem to aim at intrenching myself behind the broad Ægis of your splendid fame, in order to promote the sale of the little Work; but I here formally enter my protest against every such motive, every such unbecoming ruse, candidly confessing, that I am solely actuated by an ardent desire of publicly acknowledging the many and the great obligations under which you
have laid me, since a lucky chance procured me the honour and the advantage of your acquaintance: Deign then, Sir, to accept this expression of my most lively gratitude, and of my most profound respect,
Multiplici nexu mancipatus.
J. F. Neville
York, June, 1812.
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2 Almond, G. Esq. Nottingham
1 Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel, I. F. 0. Louth
2 Apreece, Mrs
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1 Atkinson, Mr. Brompton
1 B. Baillie, Dr.
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1 Baillie, Miss
1 Baillie, Mi J.
1 Barker, E. H. Esq. Trinity College, Cambridge
2 Barnard, H. B. Esq. Cave Castle
2 Bernard, Lieutenant-General Bernard, Mrs Berry, Miss, North Audley-street.
1 Best, Dr. C. York
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1 Best, Major, West-Kent Militia
1 Birch, Mr. Surgeon, Nottingham
1 Blanchard, Rev. -, Nottingham Blanchard, Mr. William, York
1 Blanchard, Mr. John, York
1 Blois, Sir C. Bart. Cuckfield Hall, Suffolk .....
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1 Brandling, C. J. Esq. M. P. Gosforth-House
2 Browne, Lieutenant F. G. West Kent Militia
1 Burgh, Mrs. York
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2 Cope, Colonel, Oxton, Nottinghamshire
2 Coultman, John, Esq. York
1 Creyke, Miss E. Marton
1 Croft, Rev. Robert, Canon Residentiary, York ..........
2 Croft, John, Esq. York
1 Croft, Colonel, York
2 Croker, J. W. Secretary to the Admiralty
2 Currer, Rev. D. R. Gledstone House
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1 Dawson, Major, York
2 Des Vaux, Captain, York
2 Duffield, Mr. William, Scarborough
2 Fothergill, Lieutenant-Colonel, Local Militia, Kingthorp 2.