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SALE OF AUTHORS,
In IMITATION of
LUCIAN'S SALE OF PHILOSOPHERS.
Printed, and sold by the Booksellers in LONDON
and WESTMINSTER. 1767.
T T was a sensible mortification to me some 1 few days after the dialogue of Lexipha
nes appeared, when a Gentleman ena quired at a boukseller's what sort of a thing it was, to hear him answered by the boy in the shop, thatit was something written against Dr.'
----n. For the same reason the compliments which I have sometimes bad paid me, by being told, that I had very well ridiculed Dr. 7--n, have been received by me, almost as coolly, as a Great Man, who is either conscious of higher accomplisoments, or, what is the same thing, thinks he posesses them, would receive his led. Captain, who should tell bim that his Lordship danced an excellent Hornpipe, or played a good stick on the fiddle. The truth is, my intention was not to ridicule Dr. )---N, whom I have only once seen, Virgilium tantum vidi, nor A 2
Dr. A---é, nor any other particular Doctor
performance offered to the world, I would not