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Standers-by discover Blots, which are apt to escape those who are in the Game. I never espoused any Party with Violence, and am resolved to observe an exact Neutrality * * * unless I shall be
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A PREFACE, AND OTHER MATTERS TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.
GENTLE READER, in asking thee to read the contents of this book, allow me most respectfully, to entreat thee, not to be too curious about this chapter which, contains a preface, and other matters too numerous to mention, and which if it but followed the example of many of its illustrious predecessors, would tell thee not only all about the contents of the book itself, but also promise thee a host of things which could not be fulfilled, thereby rendering the perusal of the book altogether unnecessary. Give Dr. Johnson a book to review, and he will tell thee by its preface,