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X HE Editor thinks it a duty incumbent to return his most sincere thanks to those Subscribers who so cheersully have promoted the sollowing little Work. With as much caution as possible, he has kept his original Plan in view, to select such pieces as might blend instruction witK amusement, and while the sancy is entertained, the mind may be A 3 improved.

improved. Several things will be found replete with much merit, though not universally known, or rendered extremely popular; sor 'Many a 'flower is born to spread un'seen, and waste its sweet 'ness on the desart air.' If, in the present, the reader meets with something to approve, and nothing to offend, 'cis all the praise he can take to himself; for to use the words of a celebrated Author, and distinguished Editor—* 'I have here only made a * Small nosegay os culled 'flowers,

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