1834. . : ... This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by as part of a project to make the world's books discoverable online. See the back of the book for detailed information. TO THE RIGHT HON'. JOHN H. FRERE, &c., &c., &c. My Dear Sir, I hope I am not guilty of presumption when_ I beg dedicate the follotv.ilxg pages to you., .Th'at they are hardly entitled to appear under the sanction of a name so deservedly híg'i in the annals of literary criticism, I fully knoyr; .yet.I.cannot help thinking that--pooi; así theiíribiUti .is 'Which I here pay to you--it will be kindly accepted; not only because of your constant partiality to the author, but likewise because you have pointed out, and led me into, the path in which I have entered, I am afraid, with more boldness than success. Your friendship has cheered me in the glomiest days of my exile. Your extensive knowledge and excellent literary taste has made that friendship no less useful than it was pleasing tome. Your love of my own dear country has been combined, in my case, with the feelings of concern in my misfortunes andj interest for my improvement, ·which I «m proud of having excited in you, and the effects of which I have felt and do still feel. In you the counterpart of the observation of Tacitus may be exemplified : If it is natural in men to hate those whom they have injured, it is no less natural for them to love those whom they have benefited. I fear, I repeat, that I have not profited by your benefits as I ought--certainly not to the full extent of my wishes. Yet, -whatever improvement there is in my poetical taste, it is owing to you, and will, I am sure, meet with your approhnlieif aixheftcVuragemtni. At the same time, híwétóy-ihat I Clainv&nd rely upon y our benignity, I'fjdvoke'^oOrlJustice. By passing sentence Op*oo my-faiilts," you will contribute to my futnia'arncuJniisrlt.": To...
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