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been yet considerable; not to mention the unavoidable waste of labour, arising from alteration of taste in selection, and i'rom the difficulty of proportioning the extracts. Had I thoroughly foreseen the tediousness occasioned by these causes, I should almost have been deterred from the undertaking.

In a work of this kind, fame is entirely out of the question; if the public, therefore, should think proper to call for a second edition, I should very readily adopt any suggestion, either from friend or stranger, which I thought' could add either to its utility or entertainment,

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