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«HE THOUGHT AS A SAGE, WHILE HE FELT AS A MAN."

LONDON:

LONGMAN, REES, ORME, BROWN, GREEN, AND LONGMAN,

PATERNOSTER-ROW;

FISHER, SON, AND CO., NEWGATE STREET,

1834.

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PREFACE,

Conscious of the lesson contained in his personal history, it was Mr. Drew's intention to become his own biographer. Not many months before his decease, he said to a relative, “Should God spare ” me to return in health to Cornwall, I intend to “ employ my leisure hours in writing some account " of my life, and leave it for others to publish when “ I am gone."

Those who have read the life of the late Dr, Adam Clarke, will recollect, that he assigns as a moving cause of his valuable auto-biographical sketch, the importunity of a friend. That friend was Samuel Drew: —and the fact was afterwards alleged, as a reason why Mr. D, should no longer hazard the writing of his own memoirs upon the contingency of life.

In reference to some auto-biography of yourself,” writes a member of Dr. Clarke's family, “this is " not the first time I have entreated you, nor will "it be the last, till I know that you are attending ľ to the suggestion. No man, my friend, whose

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