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unnecessary; but of this let me

assure my readers, that should it be the fate of these volumes to undergo succeeding editions, I will diligently labour to expunge all that can be deemed obnoxious to refinement, to taste, and above all; to virtue. Believing my principles to be founded in truth alone, I am not conscious of having insulted the purity of true religion, or of having infringed on the laws of good morality. But, nevertheless, to those who cannot look beyond the contracted limits of generally received forms (and those are not few), I may appear to have gone far astray from the narrow path of rectitude, both as to my principles, and the mode of expressing them. Be that as it may, I again assure my readers, that in whatever I may seem to have erred, I have nought save the best of intentions in view. To discourage vice by exhibiting her native deformity; to render virtue

more alluringly attractive by shewing, in some degree, the hidden beauties of her heavenly charms, and the eternal ex. cellence of her inherent qualities; to aid (according to my ability) in dispelling the

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of superstition: and to use my "utmost ex 'ertions in ameliorating the condition of my fellow creatures, have been the sole spring and motives for my writing,

Such are the objects that I have had in view, and which I shall still retain throughout my succeeding volumes. If I am able to shake the foundation of any one ridiculous prejudice, to add in the smallest degree to the general stock of knowledge, or indeed to afford a species of interesting amusement to any of my readers, I shall feel fully gratified, and receive a full compensation for

my labour.

'Tis vain to seek in men for more than man,"


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WALLIS'S POCKET ITINERARY; Being a new and accurate Guide to all the principal Direct and

Cross-Roads throughout England, Wales, and Scotland. Containing-1. The roads of England and Scotland, both direct and cross ; exhibiting in a progressive series, every town, city, or remarkable village, intersected by such a road; as also the best inns, the counties in which the different cities, &c. are situated ; their market days, and distances from London ; each borough being distinguished by appropriate figures, shewing the number of members returned to parliament. 2. Topographical notices of villas, together with the names of their proprietors, and likewise of the chief natural and artificial auriosities occurring in each route. 3. An alphabetical table of the most distinguished cities, towns, &c. in Great Britain; together with their distances from London, the counties in which they are situated, the rates of postage for letters, and the stated days on which their respective fairs are holden. The whole presenting to the traveller every information (both elegant and useful), upon a more comprehensive and portable plan than in any similar work hitherto published. Illustrated with accurate maps of the roads of England and Scotland.

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THE ADVISER; Or, Moral and Literary Tribunal. Volume 4, to complete sets, may be had separate. As it is impossible for the public to form any opinion of the above work by title, he has subjoined part of the contents of 141 essays.

The narrative-force of religion exemplified in a relation of matter of fact-on risibility-interview with a Jesuit-description of the fall of Foyers in Scotland — letter from a young gentleman in high life--Parallism of modern manners with those of the Romans, as described by Juvenal--a word of advice to young ladies-- literature vindicated-on grinning-eulogy on Malone's life of Reynolds-eulogy on Malmsbury's life of Harris-Burns rescued from the candour of his friends, letter from a young gentleman at York, describing his night scene on the road to Fort Augustus-imagination, the source of knowledge and happiness-on melancholy-on music, poetry, and painting-on foppery in dress--the foily of talking politics-four letters from a young gentleman in London-how to rise as a physician in London-means of doctorizing to advantage-the conclusion of the “ Robbers" considered-eleven essays on the consequences of female frailty-why the conversation of most men is intolerable, in seven essays-the folly of indiscriminate acquaintance, in four essays-on marriage-miscellaneous anecdotes -on voracious eating-observations on a book called “ Public Characters"-on the stage-mischief of commentators-Samuel Johnson considered, in four essays-on women, in seven essays - present state of doctorizing in London-twelve essays on delicacy, &c. &c.

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