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THE

MONTHLY VISITOR,

AND

POCKET COMPANION.

BY

A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN.

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

DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON.

VOL. IV.

LONDON: Bison
PRINTED FOR H. D. SYMONDS, No. 20, PATER-

NOSTER ROW.

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PREFACE.

TT is usual for the Editors of Periodical Publica

tions to commence a new Volume with a short Address to their Readers. That we shall 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.

We sincerely 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 fuccess could not have been reasonably expected. When long established works, of a similar nature, are becoming more confined in their circulation by the pressure of accumulated expences, we have great reason to remain contented.

Of the merit attached to our former volumes we say nothing. It is needless. The Public, in whose hands they now are, cannot but be deemed

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