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A New EDITION, CORRECTED.
Nam ipsum Latine loqui, est illud quidem in magna
laude ponendum ; fed non tam fua fponte, quam quod est a plerisque neglectum. Non enim tam præclarum eft fcire Latine, quam turpe nescire; neque tam id mihi oratoris boni, quam civis Romani, proprium videtur. Cicero.
Printed for J. DODSLEY, in Pall-mall;
and T. CADELL, in The Strand,
THE English Language hath been much
cultivated during the last two hundred pears. It hath been considerably polished and refined; its bounds have been greatly enlarged; its
energy, variety, richness, and elegance, have been abundantly proved, by numberless trials, in verse and in prose, upon all subjects, and in
kind of style: but, whatever other improvements it may have received, it bath made no advances in Grammatical Accuracy. Hooker is one of the earliest writers, of considerable note, within the period above-mentioned: let his writings be compared with the best of those of more modern date ; and, I believe, it will be found, that in correctness, A 2