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M" GEO, GIBBON,

Æt.39.

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LO N D ON:
Printed for the AUTHOR: and sold at the New-Chapel, City-Road,
Moorfields, and at the Rev. Ms. Wes L-E Y's Preaching-Houses in
Town and Country.

To the R E A D E R.

DER. B

LJAVING just received the following Letter from

a Friend, I think it proper to communicate it to che public.

“ Considering the Nature of a Magazine, and the variety of persons through whom This in particular circulates ; considering how various they are in their capacity, in their judgment, in their taste, and in their degrees of spiritual light and understanding: a little reflection may convince us, that in the very nature of things, it is imposible to please all ! Nay, one might venture to Fay, to please half, or even one third of our Readers. Perhaps among five thousand subscribers, not even five would be found to agree in their judgment and rafte with respe&t to all the articles of this, or any other Magazine.

" I believe we might apply in this instance, as well as in many others, the fable of Jupiter and the Countryman, who petitioned him concerning the weather : When pur Subscribers shall all agree, what kind of Magazine they would have, you may promise, “They shall have it.” Some, doubtless, would delight in

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