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from pleas drawn from my various connexions in life, and, above all, from the great and incessant demands the discharge of my facred Function makes upon my time and labour ; but I shall decline any further enlargements, and directing myself to Students and young Gentlemen, to whom these papers may be peculiarly ferviceable, conclude with the words of DIONYSIUS HALICARNASSENSIS to his friend Rukus. “ You will « receive my prefent, which will turn to good account, « provided you are willing industriously to peruse, and “ daily exercise yourself in it, as a matter that may “ greatly promote your improvement; for the precepts « of art can by no means form eloquent fpeakers with< out attention and practice; and your future applica« tion and laborious studies are absolutely needful to 66 crown my

directions with success *.

* Τεθ' εξεις δωρον ημετερον, ω Ρεφε, πολλων ανταξιον αλλων, ει βεληθειης εν ταις χερσι το αυτα συνεχως, ωσπερ τι και αλλα των σανυ χρησιμων, εχειν, και συνασκειν αυθαις καθ'

ημέραν γυμνασιαις. Ου γαρ αυλαρκη τα παραβγελματα των τεχνων εςι δεινους ανταγωνισας ποιησαι τας βουλομενους διχα μελετης τε και γυμνασιας αλλ' επι τοις σονειν και κακοπαθειν κειται η σπε. δαια ειναι τα παραβγελματα και λογα αξια, η φαυλα και axensac. DIONYSIUS HALICARNASSENS. de Compofit. Verb. vol. ii. p. 60. edit. Hudson.

LONDON, 08. 22, 1767

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