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WHAT now remains is, that I make a grateful Acknowledgment of your Favours, in countenancing and encoupaging my Defign, and asisting me in the Publication thereof by your generous and liberal Subscriptions. The only (tho' unusual) Way that I can best testify this to most of you is by an humble Offering of the Book itself, which I inscribe and dedicate to yourselyes, and beg you'll vouchsafe it the honourable Patronage of your Names: Its Face under your Protection must needs, from first to last, be auspicious and fortunate : Your general Approbation and Commendation will strike Momus dumb, and put Envy itfelf upon the Rack, I shall therefore be secure and free from all Anxiety, if what I here offer be in any wise agreeable to your Expectation, or worthy your Acceptance. I am sure I have endeavour'd all I could to render it fo; On this account I have added Ten Sheets more than I proposed, which is no small Diminution of my Profit; and I hope you will have no Occasion to complain of the ungrateful and infamous Practice of felling the Book to Non-subscribers for less than the Subscription-Price.

I DOUBT not, GENTLEMEN, but the fame Benevolence which appears in your Subscription, will, on all proper

Occasions, thew itself in pronoting the Sale of the Re" mainder of the Impression, by recommending the Book to

such as have not had an Opportunity of subscribing : If it can on any account deserve your good Opinion and CharaEter, they will never fail of conciliating the Good-liking and Acceptance of others. I am not so unacquainted with Human Nature, as to pretend to have perform’d without Faults ; nor so much a Stranger to your Goodness and Candor, as to think an Apology on that Score necessary. It remains only, that, with the profoundest Respect and Sen. timents of Gratitude, I subscribe myself,

Honourable GENTLEMEN,

Your Most Obliged Humble Servart,



LIST of Subscribers.


R Richard Aston.

The Reverend Mr Ady. Gloucester.

Mr Airey. Anthony Allen, Esq; Guildford. Rev. Mr Allen, Vicar of the Cathedral Church of Chichester, Mr. Robert Alexander, of the Custom-House, Portsmouth. Mr Philip Alwood. Holywell. Mr Stephen Atkins. Guildford. Mr Salter Andrews. Fareham. Mr John Angel. Chichester. Rev. Francis Annesley, D. D. Rector of Winwick. Mr Isaac Arnold, Merchant. Mr John Arthur. Charles Ashfeild, Gent. of Parshore, Worcestershire. John Aubery, Gent. Fareham. Mr Matthew Austen. Chichester. Mr John Auften. Mr Henry Aylward, Town-Clerk, Chichester.

B. George Bailey, M. D. Chichester. Mr Thomas Baker, Surgeon. London. Mr John Baker, Attorney at Law of the Temple, London. Mr Robert Baker, Limner. London. Mr Joseph Baker, Surgeon. London. Mr Alexander Baker, Merchant. Rev. Mr. Ball, A. M. Canon Resident, and Archd. of Chichester. Mr Charles Ballard, Druggist. London. James Banks, Esq; Store-keeper of his Majesly's Yard. Portsmouth. Mr Thomas Barker of Gadlis, Flintshire. Six Books. Mr James Barlow, John Barnston, Esg; Portsmouth. Mr Thomas Barrow. Portsmouth. Mr Nathanael Basnet. London. Six Books, Mr John Batty. Mr Samuel Battely of Chrif-Church, Oxon. ??r Joseph Benbrick. Guildford,

r Thomas Bennet. Chichejicr. r Richard Bennet. London. r John Bicknol. Worplesdon. Ir Joseph Biddle, of Evijam. Ir William Bislet.

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