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STUDY OF HISTORY.

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Chantelou in Tourains, Nov. 6, 1735

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HA V E considered formerly, with a good deal of attention, the subject on which

you command me to communicate my thoughts to you: and I practised in those days, as much as business and pleasure allowed me time to do, the rules that seemed to me necessary to be observed in the study of history. They were very different from those which writers on the same subject have recommended, and which are commonly pracVOL. I.

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