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1. Hapnian dati
Printed for. C. BATHURST, J. BUCKLAND, W. STRAHAN,
J. and F. RIVINGTON, O. SAY, J: HINTON, B. White,
Edward Wortley Mountague, Esq;
HEN I send you this volume, I am
rather to make you a request than a Dedication. I must desire, that if you think fit to throw away any moments on it, you would not do it after reading those excellent pieces with which you are usually conversant, The images which you will meet with here, will be very faint, after the perufal of the Greeks and Romans, who are your ordinary companions. I must confess I am obliged to you for the taste of many of their excellencies, which I had not observed until you pointed them to me. I am very proud that there are; some things in these Papers which I know you pardon ; and it is no small pleasure to have one's labours fuffered by the judgment of a man, who fo well understands the true charms of eloquence and poesy. But I direct this address to you; not that I think I can entertain you with my Writings, but to thank you for the new delight I have, from your conversation, in those of other men.