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. TO... W. MASON, A. M. PRE CENTOR OF YORK,

CONCERNING

HIS EDITION OF MR. GR A Y's PO E M S.

A N D

THE PRACTICES OF BOOKSELLERS.

By A BOOKS ELLER..

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LONDON,
PRINTED FOR J. MURRAY, (No. 32)

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F I had not had little employment at the time I took The English Garden Book the Second in my hand, I should have remained ignorant of what. I am about to notice. And it is pity perhaps, that the accident of my meeting with it should be the means of interrupting your complete triumph over a Bookseller, which, since the publication of your pamphlet, you have no doubtenjoyed.

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The following advertisement against certain booksellers, with which you introduce your Poem, I believe you meant particularly to apply to ine. And I think so for this reason, because you have been bold enough to file a bill in the Court of Chancery against me, and against no other person of the profesion, for the charge it contains

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“ The author printed a certain « number of copies of this second « book last year, to give to his “ friends, intending at that time << to defer the publication till he had

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