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MONTHLY VISITOR,

AND

POCKET COMPANION.

BY

A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN.

We shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain
in any other caufe, if we can be numbered among the writers who
give ardour to virtue and confidence to truth.

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON.

VOL. IV.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR H. D. SYMONDS, NO. 20, PATER

NOSTER ROW.

1798.

BOWATED BY THÊ
MLADANTHE HIBERY ASSOCIATION

ON

NEW YORK CITY

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PREFACE.

IT is ufual for the Editors of Periodical Publica

tions to commence a new Volume with a short Addrefs to their Readers. That we fhall now perform. We wish not to deviate from a custom which is attended with several advantages, and which the approbation of the Public hath fanctioned.

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We fincerely thank our numerous Subscribers for the ample countenance with which we have been honoured. We are flattered by their attention. In these times, a much greater degree of fuccefs could not have been reasonably expected. When long established works, of a fimilar nature, are becoming more confined in their circulation by the preffure of accumulated expences, we have great reafon to remain contented.

Of the merit attached to our former volumes we fay nothing. It is needlefs. The Public, in whofe hands they now are, cannot but be deemed A 2

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