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EATON STANNARD BARRETT, ESQ.
“ L'Histoire d'une femme est toujoue un Roman."
&c. &c. &c.
It was the happiness of STERNE to have dedicated his volumes to a Pitt. It is my ambition to: inscribe this work to you. My:wishes would be complete; could I resemble the writer as you do the statesman. I have the honor to be,
E. S. BARRETT.
THE HEROINE TO THE READER.
Moon, May 1, 1813. ATTEND, gentle and intelligent reader; for I am not the fictitious personage whose memoirs you will peruse in “ The Heroine;" but I am a corporeal being, and an inhabitant of
the Moon., :
Know, that the nomenta mortal manuscript is written ina legibie hand, and the word End or. Finis.angexed, whatever characters happen to be sketched therein (whether imaginary, biographical, or historical), acquire the quality of creating a soul or spirit, which takes immediate flight, and ascends through the regions of air, till it arrives at the MOON; where it is then embodied, and becomes a living creature: the precise counterpart, in mind and person, of its literary prototype.