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cherish the relic which reminds them of those hours of social conversation when subjects of literature were discussed; when they were illuminated by his scientific and enlightened mind, or exhilarated by his innocent and undissembled cheerfulness. The public, we trust, will receive the Work as the last performance of an Author whom they have long approved, of one whose life was uniformly devoted to their, and his own, best interests : those of science, and literature; of religion, and virtue.
Works lately published by the same Author.
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