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“Human nature is the most useful study to society, as it tends to improve mankind."

HAILSHAM:

PRINTED BY G. BREADS, AND SOLD BY HIM FOR THE AUTHOR.

SOLD IN LONDON
BY BALDWIN AND CRADOCK, PATERNOSTER ROW.
BY LUCOMBE AND WRIGHT, BRIGHTON; BAXTER, LEWES; POWELL,

HASTINGS; BAILEY, BATTLE; AND BY OTHER BOOKSELLERS,

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TO

HIS ROYAL HIIGINESS

THE

DUKE OF SUSSEX.

SIR,

PERSUADED that great minds are ever ready to make allowance for error, and inclined to encourage the humblest talents rather than to search for defects, I appear before your Royal Highness in the character I have ventured to assume, without fear, though with unaffected diffidence of conscious imperfections.

The love of literature, science, and justice in the higher classes, and more particularly in a Prince, must act as a spur to genius, improve the public mind, and be of general benefit to the nation at large.

As the friend to literature--the patron of science-rewarder of merit and respecter of justiceI was induced to solicit the honor of dedicating this Volume to your Royal Highness; and not from any vain conceit of its being worthy of so distinguished a patronage, in any other way than the furnishing a

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