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PR E F A CES

TO

YOUNG, DY E R,

MALLET, SHENSTONE,

AKEN SIDE, LYTTELTON,

WEST, AND GRAY.

Vol. X.

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Y o U N G.

THI

HE following Life was written, at

my request, by a gentleman who had better information than I could eafily have obtained; and the publick will perhaps wish that I had solicited and obtained more such favours from him.

" Dear Sir,

In consequence of our different conversations about authentick materials for the Life of Young, and in consequence of your fears left, for want of proper A

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information, you might say any thing of the father which should hurt the fon, I send you the following detail. It is not, I.confess, immediately in the line of my profession; but hard indeed is our fate at the bar, if we may not call a few hours now-and-then our own.

Of great men something inust always be said to gratify curiosity. Of the great author of the Night Thoughts, much has !!! been told of which there never could have been proofs; and little care appears to have been taken to tell that of which proofs, with little trouble, might have been procured.

ED

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