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Sicut aquæ tremulum labris ubi lumen ahenis
Virg. Æn. viii,
A NEW EDITION.
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W hen an Author, by appearing in print, requests an audience of the Public, and is upon the point of speaking for himself, whoever presumes to step before him with a preface, and to say, “Nay, but hear me first,” should have something worthy of attention to offer, or he will be justly deemed officious and impertinent. The judicious reader has probably, upon other occasions, been beforehand with me in this reflection : and I am not very willing it should now be applied to me,