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PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS,
AND SOLD BY T. HOOKHAM, 15, OLD BOND STREET;
Oxford ; DEIGHTON and Hall, Cambridge ; Robinson and Nevett, Liverpool;
Price 12s, 6d, in boards.
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TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD ASHLEY,
ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR THE AFFAIRS OF INDIA,
MY LORD, We have much happiness in presenting to your Lordship the first volume of the CAMBRIAN QUARTERLY MAGAZINE ; a work which, in occupying a place in the catalogue of English books, has derived important assistance from you : common gratitude, my Lord, prompts us to dedicate its firstfruits to our chief Patron.
Obsequious panegyric too often constitutes the greater portion of printed dedications. It would ill become us, as Welshmen, as descendants of the ANORCHVYGOL of old, (a title we are not a little proud of,) to adopt so despicable a procedure : we prefer respectfully addressing your Lordship as a man of sense, of education.
We are happy to declare that the CAMBRIAN has met with the approval of the learned and venerable men whose knowledge of their country's lore renders their co-operation so valuable, and their estimation so important.
Such being secured, it may be said that of a Sais, of one necessarily not so well qualified to judge of the merits of our Magazine, must be of minor importance: we reply, that your Lordship’s commendation is scarcely less valuable than theirs; for, though you cannot allege undivided attention to our language and writings, it has this advantage-national prejudice and early associations could have no influence over your pursuits.
In alluding to your Lordship’s academical distinctions, we presume no man can charge us with false praise. Your taste has been formed on models of classic excellence : in the diversity of reading, you have turned to the humble treasures of long-neglected and almost forgotten Wales; from the hightoned lyre of the Grecian muse, to the simple music of the