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PRINTED BY JAMES CHAVE, HIGHER BACK-STREET.
And Sold by Messrs. Trewman and Woolmer, Book, illers,
THE ENLIGHTENED PUBLIC
COUNTY OF DEVON,
This, and all succeeding Numbers
with perfect respect & due humility,
PREFACE was formerly considered one of the chief
labours of an Author, who on that account often procured some learned friend to write it for him. I shall however spare myself pains on this occasion. The literary diffidence of a man caught in the very act of publishing must be somewhat questionable ; and any attempt to palliate a manifest presumption appears to me in the light of insin
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Vo. I. is by pledging ourselves to be correct in future.
Siian use thicTCIVIC 110 noucycu sculuu Owinmu.. work, but whether censure arms or withdraws her sting, I shall appeal directly to the feelings of my Readers, and throw myself on the generosity of that Public whom I have invoked.
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