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A SOCIETY OF GENTLEMEN.
We shall never envy the honours which wit and learning obtain
DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON
IT is usual for the Editors of Periodical Publica
tions to commence a new Volume with a short Address to their Readers. That we shall now perform. We wish not to deviate from a custom which is attended with several advantages, and which the approbation of the Public hath fanctioned.
We sincerely thank our numerous Subscribers for the ample countenance with which we have been honoured. We are flattered by their attention. In these times, a much greater degree of success could not have been reasonably expected. When long established works, of a similar nature are becoming more confined in their circulation by the pressure of accumulated expences, we have great reason to remain contented.
Of the merit attached to our former volumes we say nothing. It is needless. The Public, in whose hands they now are, cannot but be deemed