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TO THE

SE CON D EDITIO N.

W H EN I had conducted the present

VV Vindication laboriously through the press; every sheet of the whole having been transmitted to me in Cornwall, and corrected by me here; I did not indulge myself with repose, after all my labours. I knew the hoft of adversaries, that the cause of this unfortunate Queen had still to encounter. I knew that Dr. Robertson, the respectable and veteran leader of them, was still alive, in the full bloom of reputation for his other compositions, and with his old animation of zeal for the defamers of Mary. Lord Hailes, I also knew, was equally alive ; and equally ready, I supposed, to produce his arguments, and to throw out his sarcasms, in affailing the character of

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