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THE ELEVENTH EDITION,
FROM ORIGINAL DRAWINGS.
Dear Sensibility! source inexhausted of all that's precious
in our joys, or costly in our sorrows! thou chainest thy
LO N D 0 N:
HENRY SMITH, Esq.
SECRETARY TO THE HON. THE BOARD
KINGDOM OF IRELAND.
A DEDICATION wears
, at all times, so much the air of Aattery, that 'tis hard to distinguish between the language dictated by Sincerity, and the fawnings of the Parasite-between the respect paid by personal gratitude to personal merit, and the aukwardimitations of it offered at the foot of Wealth and Title by the hungry expectant.
I shall, for these reasons, only make one short obfervation on the propriety of my offering these sheets to your patronage That although nothing doubting but the innate beauty of my favourite author, is capable of attracting the admiration and A 2
seizing the attention of every rank and age --yet having had an opportunity (through the honour of a personal intimacy with you) of observing, not only how reducible, but reduced to practice, is that philanthropy he so sweetly recommends in every page of his writings,-I have beer. induced to prefix your name, as a fit head to such a body--feeling with what force precept comes home to the heart, strengthened by such an example.
I have therefore to beg you will attribute the liberty I here take with your name to its proper motive-a desire to hold up to the world a mirror, in which they should endeavour to behold their own likeness and to believe me,
sentiment of gratitude and respect,