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"Grateful as I am to the GooD BEING whose bounty has
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE STREET.
THE DUKE OF SUTHERLAND.
I avail myself of the permission, most obligingly accorded me, to dedicate this work to your Grace.
I publish with no pecuniary views, but in the very humble hope that my unpretending volume may be of some use, however small, to my fellowcreatures. Should this, fortunately for me, be the case, its favourable reception by the public is, of course, desirable; and I know no more likely mode of effecting this object, than, availing myself of the privilege, by which I am honoured, of associating with it the name of one in such high and deserved estimation as the Duke of Sutherland.
I do hope that I may venture, without any sacrifice of good taste, gratefully to allude, upon this occasion, to kindnesses shown, by your Grace's