The Republican Compiler: Comprising a Series of Scientific, Descriptive, Narrative, Popular, Biographical, Epistolary, and Miscellaneous Pieces, in Prose and Verse (Classic Reprint)
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After this brief exposition of the motives to which the ensuing es owe their origin, it might, rhaps, ' be con sistent wit prudence, to leave them to this judgement of the public, without any further prefatory observations. It may, however, be considered a matter of formality, if not oi necessity, to state cursorily the outlines of the plan which has been (pursued, with regard to the selection and arrangement 0 the diti'erent subjects included in the work. In the choice of the subjects, a departure from the system generally adopted by compilers, has been ventured upon; and it rests with popular Opinion, (to which tribunal the reapers, as well as gleaners, of the literary harvest must consider themselves amenable) to decide whether the innovation is justified by its probable beneficial effects.
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