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LONDON: PRINTED BY T. DAVISON, WHITEFRIARS.

ADVERTISEMENT.

PERHAPS there never was a literary collection existing only in Manuscript, with which the public appear to be so familiar as the present one of SPENCE'S . ANECDOTES; for since the days of Warton and Johnson, who were first permitted the use of this literary curiosity, it has been frequently referred to for many interesting particulars respecting some modern authors; but its miscellaneous nature, by enlarging its sphere of amusement, remains to be discovered.

In one respect the present transcript

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