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VOLUME THE FIRST.
Painted by Rob! Smile R.A.
Engrard by J.Fiuler R
Published by II. Sultahy. London,
23. The contrariety of criticism. The vanity of objec-
tion. An author obliged to depend upon his
N' 1. TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 1750.
Cur tamen hoc libeat potius decurrere campo,
quem magnus equos Aurunca fexit alumnus,
ELPHINSTON. The difficulty of the first address on any new occasion, is felt by every man in his transactions with the world, and confessed by the settled and regular fornis of salutation which necessity has introduced into all languages. Judgment was wearied with the perplexity of being forced upon choice, where there was no motive to preference; and it was found convenient that some easy method of introduction should be estab. lished, which, if it wanted the allurement of novelty, might enjoy the security of prescription.
Perhaps few authors have presented themselves before the public, without wishing that such ceremonial modes of entrance had been anciently established, as might have freed them from those dangers VOL. I,