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They who cannot weave a uniform web, may at least produce a piece of patchwork.
GUESSES AT TRUTH, ii. 2.
MANY of the following have been already published, in the course of the last quarter of a century: but for the most part in such a manner as to ensure their being speedily forgotten.
I now venture to tie the sticks together in the hope that the faggot may float a little longer on the surface of the stream of Time ; and that here and there in the volume passages may be found which some may deem useful or interesting.
I have made a few additions, but no omissions or alterations. In the earlier parts will be found opinions, anticipations, suggestions, which, precarious when made, have been proved futile by the course of events. But, that the fallibility of the writer should receive these additional illustrations, is not material ; and the record of them may supply a few contributions to the History of Error.