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SELECTION

OF

CURIOUS ARTICLES

FROM THE

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

CONTAIN. NG

RESEARCHES, HISTORICAL AND ANTIQUARIAN.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND BROWN, PATER-

NOSTER-ROW; AND MUNDAY AND SLATTER, OXFORD.

Printed by Munday and Slatter, Oxford.

PREFACE.

It will be generally allowed, that a small and judicious Selection from a very voluminous and miscellaneous work*, cannot be made without some labour and difficulty. The Editor, while he endeavours to gratify the various tastes of his readers, must occasionally feel a considerable degree of embarrassment, and in his moments of hesitation will be ready to exclaim,

Quid dem? quid non dem ? renuis quod tu, jubet alter.

It was thought proper to confine the Selection to å moderate size. This necessarily obliged the Editor to take those articles only, which, to his judgment, appeared, on the whole, to be the most useful, curious, and interesting.

* The Gentleman's Magazine commenced in January, 1731. In the beginning of 1783 it was considerably enlarged; and from that time each volume has been divided into two parts.

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