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Noc converti ut Interpres, fed ut Orator, sententiis iifdem et earum formis
tanquam figuris, verbis ad nofiram consuetudinem aptis.

Cic. DE OPT. GEN. ORAT. 14.

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HE Author of this Essay acknow

ledges with pleature, that the very favourable reception which the former Edition met with from the Public, was his motive for carefully revising and correcting his work, and for enlarging it with such additional obfervations, and illustrations of his principles, as have occurred since its first publication. For its most material improvements, he is chiefly indebted to the very ample, candid, and judicious criticisms of the periodical Reviewers, as well as to the remarks of his Literary Friends.

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