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Ille per extentum funem mihi poffe videtur
Ut magus; et modò me Thebis, modò ponit Athenis.
Printed for T. CADELL, in the Strand.
DAVID GARRICK, Efq.
HERE is no person whose patronage a Work of this kind may so properly claim, as Your's; Your private life having done fo much honour to the moral part, and Your public one luch justice to the principal Characters, represented in our Author's writings.
Your action has been a better comment on his Text, than all his Editors have been able to fupply. You mark his beauties; They but clear his blots. You impress us with the living spirit; They only present us the dead letter.
There is one striking fimilarity between Shakespeare and You, in a very uncommon particular: He is the only Dramatic Writer, who ever alike excelled