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Printed for HARRISON and Co, No. 18, Paternoster-Row.

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HERE are an hundred faults in this Thing, and an hun

dred things might be said to prove them beauties. But it is needless. A book may be amusing with numerous errors, or it may be very dull without a fingle absurdity. The hero of this piece unites in himself the three greatest characters upon earth; he is a priest, an husbandman, and the father of a family. He is drawn as ready to teach, and ready to obey, as simple in affluence, and majestic in adversity. In this age of opulence and refinement whom can such a character please? Such as are fond of high life, will turn with disdain from the simplicity of his country fire-side; such as mistake ribaldry for humour, will find no wit in his harmless conversation; and such as have been taught to deride religion, will laugh at one whose chief stores of comfort are drawn from futurity.

OLIVER GOLDSMITH,

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