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PRINTED FOR ROBERT TRIPHOOK, OLD BOND STREET ;
MESSRS. RIVINGTON AND CO., WATERLOO PLACE AND ST. PAUL'S CHURCHYARD; W. AND C. TAIT,

PRINCE'S STREET, EDINBURGH; AND GEORGE MULLEN, NASSAU STREET, DUBLIN.

LONDON: PRINTED BY JAMES MOYES, GREVILLE STREET.

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It was the Glory of one illustrious Reign to have resisted and humbled the Enemies of the Country; and also, to have produced and fostered the distinguished Authors, whose works are here attempted to be illustrated.

Under the Auspices of Your Majesty, as PRINCE REGENT, the former Glory has been far surpassed ; and of the latter, the most sanguine Expectations are fully authorized, by what is already known of the Talents, Taste, and Beneficence of King GEORGE THE FOURTH.

Looking up, therefore, to Your MAJESTY, as the declared Friend and Protector of Literature, in all its Branches, I have solicited permission to lay this humble Performance at the Foot of the Throne, and to subscribe myself,

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