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Hor. Lib. II. Epift. 1.
Printed for T. Becker and P. A. De HONDT, in the Strand.
GEORGE COLMAN, Efq;
Can never forget the time, when our literary
amusements were so intimately blended, that we seemed to have one invention, one fentiment, one expression. The regularity of a periodical publication led us to a constant intercourse and communication of ideas : and whatever
be the fate of this present undertaking, I shall never regret my having dipt in ink, since it gave me an opportunity of cultivating a social as well as literary connection with
Instead of prefixing your name to this work, with the distant air of a dedication, I wished to have had it coupled along with mine in the title-page : I wanted you as a comes jucundus, an agreeable companion, in this new unbeaten track of translation, which you have so happily struck out before me. It is therefore in some measure your own fault, if the present attempt should fail of success; and the public, I fear, as well as myself, will have too much reason to regret