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LONDON: Printed by J. Wright, 38, St. John's-Square; FOR VERNOR, HOOD, AND SHARPE; CUTHELL AND MARTIN; J. WALKER; LACKINGTON, ALLEN, AND co.; OTRIDGE AND SON ; OGILVY AND SON; R. FAULDER; JORDAN AND MAXWELL; AND W. STEWART.

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TO THE

ENGLISH NATION.

I DEDICATE to you a Collection of Letters, written by one of yourselves, for the common benefit of us all. They would never have grown to this size, without your continued encouragement and applause. To me they originally owe nothing but a healthy sanguine constitution. Under your care they have thriven. To you they are indebted for whatever strength or beauty they possess. When Kings and Ministers are forgotten, when the force and direction of personal satire is no longer understood, and when measures are only felt in their remotest consequences, this book will, I believe, be found to contain principles worthy to be transmitted to posterity. When you leave the unimpair

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