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FROM THE COPY PREPARED BY THE AUTHOR FOR REPUBLICATION :

TO WHICH IS ANNEXED HIS

LETTER TO JOHN DUNNING, Esq.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY RICHARD TAYLOR, RED LION COURT, FLEET STREET;

FOR THOMAS TEGG, CHEAPSIDE:
JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN ; AND R. GRIFFIN AND CO., GLASGOW.

1829.

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“ De moy voyant n'estre faict anleun prix digne d'ouvre, et considerant par tout ce tres-noble royaulme ung chascun aujourd'huy soy instamment exercer et travailler, part à la fortification de sa patrie, et la deffendre : part au repoulsement des ennemis, et les offendre-le tout en police tant belle, en ordonnance si mirificque, et i proufit tant evident

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l'adrenir. Par doncques n'estre adscript et en ranc mis des nostres en partie offensive, qui m'ont estimé trop imbecille et impotent : de l'aultre qui est deffensive n’estre employé aulcunement: ay imputé à honte plus que mediocre, estre veu spectateur ocieux de tant raillans, diserts et chevalereux personaiges qui on veue et spectacle de toute Europe jouent ceste insigne Fable et Tragicque-comedie, ne m'esvertuer de moy-mesme, et non y consommer ce rien mon tout, qui me restoit."-Rabelais. Prol. to 3rd book: edit. Du Chat. 1741.

“ The better please, the worse despise, I aske no more."

Last line of the Epilogue to the Shepheards Calender.

TO MESSIEURS

JAMES HAYGARTH.
THOMAS HARRISON.
EDWARD HALE.
THOMAS DRANE.
MATTHEW WHITING.
NORRISON COVERDALE.

ROBERT MAIRIS.
WILLIAM COOKE.
CHARLES PRATT.
MATTHIAS DUPONT.
WILLIAM HARWOOD.
HENRY BULLOCK.

Το

you, Gentlemen, my Jury, I present this small portion of the fruits of your integrity; which decided in my favour the Bill of Chancery filed against my lifet:

And to my learned Counsel,

THE HON. THOMAS ERSKINE.

VICARY GIBBS, Esq.

And their Assistants,

HENRY DAMPIER, Esq.
FELIX VAUGHAN, Esq.
JOHN GURNEY, Esq.

* [These three were challenged by the Attorney General.]

† The fears of my printer (which I cannot call unfounded, in the present degraded state of the press) do not permit me to expose (as ought to be done) the circumstances producing, preceding, accompanying, and following my strange trial of six days for High Treason: or to make any remarks on the important changes which have taken place in our criminal legal proceedings; and the consequent future [insecurity] of the lives of innocent English subjects.

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