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Ported by Sv. Joshua Reynolds.
Engraved by I Hath
SOAME JENYNS ESQ.
Published by I' iadell Strand. Dec?1,1784.
SHORT SKETCHES OF THE HISTORY OF
THE AUTHOR'S FAMILY,
AND ALSO OF HIS LIFE;
BY CHARLES NALSON COLE, Esq.
THE SECOND EDITION.
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND.
WILLIAM HEBERDEN, M.D.
EDICATIONS in general
are so many facrifices of praise, laid upon
altar erected for him to whom they are offered, at the expence of truth, one of the most aimable virtues. All the excellencies of human nature, which form the characteristic differences between VOL. I.
good and bad men, are indifcriminately consigned to him to whose honor the rite is performed. Hence a sad reverse
of characters is handed down
to posterity; and those, the remembrance of whom should have ended with their lives, stand recorded in their deaths as the distinguished actors, as well as patrons, of all that is praise-worthy.
I know, Sir, that you, as well as myself, condemn such facrifices, and those who offer them.