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P U B L I C.
OUR candour is defired on the perusal of
the following sheets, as they are the pro
duct of a genius that has long been your delight and entertainment. It must be acknowledged that a lamp almost burnt out does not give so steady and uniform a light, as when it blazes in its full vigour ; but yet it is well known that, by its wavering, as if itruggling against its own dissolution, it sometimes darts a ray as ,bright as ever. In like manner, a strong and lively genius will, in its last fruggles, fometimes mount aloft, and throw forth the most striking marks of its originał luftre. Wherever these are to be found, do
the genuine patrons of extraordinary capacities, be as liberal in your applauses of him who is now no more, as you were of him whilst he was yet amongh you.
And, on the other hand, if in is little work there thould appear any traces of