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Critical and Explanatory,
EDITOR OF A QUARTERLY REVIEW.
I have even been accused of writing Puffs for Warren's
LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, BROWN, AND GREEN,
MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY.
A DEVOUT admirer of church and state presumes to lay the following pages with characteristic propriety at your feet. By this act, he would be understood to wave his consideration of the monarch, and to address himself exclusively to the munificent Mecenas of the fine arts. Deign then, oh best of Princes, to
justify his appeal, that posterity may learn how Warren enlarged the bounds of science, and his Sovereign bowed approval. Periander, oh King, yet survives in connection with the sages whom he upheld, and long after the trophies of a Wellington shall have floated down the Lethe of oblivion, the name of Guelph, eternised by the gratitude of Warren, shall flourish to after ages, the Medici of modern art. That as yet this mighty Manufacturer has lived comparatively unnoticed, he casts no reflection on Your Majesty; he resigns that office to his Blacking, but feels with the sensitiveness of neglected genius, that intellect, like the oak, is but tardy in the attainment of its honours. But his hour hath at last arrived, the sun of his fortunes is high in heaven, and