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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