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with some judicious remarks. In a short conver- Rev. Mr. Joho Duncombe of Canterbury, have, at fation wit5 the ingenious Mr. Jofeph Warton, my own request, fent me several notes and stric. gathered several obfervations, particularly in re- turcs upon my performance, which are candid and gard to the fuperiority of Theocritus to Virgil in valuable. Mr. Burnaby Greene, author of Juvenal paftoral, which are interspersed among the notes. paraphrastically imitated, very obligingly supplied The learned Dr. Plumptre, Archdcacon of Ely, the Essay on Pastoral, and some ingenious obferbar, with great candour and accuracy, done me vations: and Dr. William Watson lent me his the boncar to perase and amend every sheet as it friendly assistance in the botanical part. I could came from the press. Dr. Askew, so eminently mention other eminent names of gentlemen who diftinguibed in his profeffion, as well as for a large have corrected and improved this work; and mot curious collection of the claslics, and an intimate knowledge of them, with the fincerity of

Each finding, like a friend, an old acquaintance and a friend, gave me inany Something to blame, and something to commend. various readings, fhowed me every valuable edition of Theocritus that is extant, and furnished me with The list I have given, I am apprehenlive, will ap. the account of some MSS. and scarce cditions of pear oftentatious however, I had rather be conmy author, which were never taken notice of by victed of the foible of vanity, than thought guilty format editors. Swithin Adee, M. D. and the of the fin of ingratitude

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