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witnessing his own—the generation some eight or ten years his junior-by which he is tried. To that generation—not in the spirit of dejection or of boasting—but as the first fair and dispassionate tribunal I can obtain, I confide the fate of this work, and of those which, in humbler prose, have been, from the first to the latest, actuated by the same objects-objects that may keep alive in me, indeed, the love of Fame; but which yet can console me, if I am forbidden to attain it.
January 6, 1831.
LIST OF PLATES.
No. 1. The Birth of the Twins
2. The Patriot and the Palanquin
Page 137, line 12 from top, for “ his wrath ayow” read " and did liis
his wrath avow.”
“ hence trot, Sir," read “ trot hence, Sir.”
" worst of” read “worst off."
BOOK THE FIRST.