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The Author is afraid that something like egotism may appear in some parts of the work ; should such be the case his plea is that many have borrowed largely from him, without due acknowledgment, with one exception only that he is aware of, the Messrs. Chambers, of Edinburgh, who, although they do not give a correct account as to the origin of the Infant System, yet have done him ample justice in every other respect, they have given Mr. Owen the credit of originating the Infant System, which statement is proved in the last edition of " Early Discipline,” to be not correct.
The reader may require some information, why the Explanation of the Plates did not come in that part of the work where they are placed ; the reason is, the explanations could not be written without the drawing or the proof, which were in the hands of the engraver; it was, therefore, thought better not to delay the work on that account.
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