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INFOUR VOLUMES.

BY THE AUTHOR OF ARUNDEL.

Richarco dunhetauche

VOL. II.

1 Ficta voluptatis causâ fint proxima veris,
* Nec quodcunque volet poscat fibi fabula credi.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR CHARLES DILLY, IN THE POULT

1795

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BOOK THE FOURTH.

CHAPTER I.
The Author appeals to his Readers.
I SHALL now put in a few words, whilst

my history pauses, touching what I clain from my readers, as a right, and what I hope and expect from them, as a favour. .

My claim is briefly this, credit in all cases for an honest meaning, or in other words, the best sense that a doubtful passage will bear : it is thus I have treated others, the same treate ment I have a right now to claim from them.

'On the score of favour I am their suitor in the humblest sense, for I see so many imperfections starting up in my performance, which I cannot cure, and suspect there may be so many more, which possibly I shall not discover, that I have no notion of sending my fins into the world without one apology ; I am not hardy enough to give in the account between my readers and myself, without the usual salvo of er· Vol. II.

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