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SEARCH OF PRACTICE.

Est enim hæc, judices, non scripta sed nata lex: quam non didicimus,
accepimus, legimus; verum ex natura ipsa arripuimus, hausimus, expres-
simus; ad quam non docti, sed facti ; non instituti, sed imbuti sumus.-Cic.

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London: J. Rider, Printer, 14, Bartholomew Close. PREFACE.

I was just finishing the revise of my penultimate sheet, when my publisher sent me word that he wanted a title page and a preface! This is “a little too bad;" there is not a page that does not contain the title, and as to a preface, I cannot for the life of me, see the use of it. I have stated in my last chapter, my object in writing the work, and if my readers have not patience to read it to the end, their powers of endurance are not likely to be improved by giving them twenty pages of preliminary nonsense! I therefore decline a preface; but I will offer a substitute in the way of dedication, though this propitiatory trouble is not so well remu

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