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TO THE

LEARNER of LANGUAGES.

N

O Book ever had less need of a Preface than

this, as the Title alone might well ftand in the stead of one: yet, in compliance with the custom of never dismissing any work from the press without this kind of decoration, I shall say, that I have taken some pains to render it useful, and am pretty confident that Teachers as well as Learners will find it convenient. Exactness in rendering the meaning is what I have chiefly endeavoured after, in the following versions : but let it be remembered, that this sort of exactness often precludes elegance, and forces sometimes a trandator into petty improprieties of diction.

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