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of its past Services to the Publick, as the Credit of its Accusers will permit them to do. I am,
Your sincere Friend,
and bumble Servant;
FIN I S.
Richard CLEMENTS, near the THEATRE.
Printed in the Year MDCCLV, and sold by the
TO A sem
O X FORD:
HE following Essay was, for
above thirty Years ago, by an University-Tutor* for the private Use of his own Pupils: And some Improvements were afterwards made to it by a judicious Friend. It was never intended for the publick View, because in the
Nature of it, it should be often changing, in fome Parts, according as new and better Books should come out. Besides, it might be thought assuming in a private Tutor to make his Directions publick, as if he affected to prescribe to other
young Scholars, who might better be left to take Directions from their pro
* Dr. WATERLAND.,
But since this little Tract has, without the Author's Knowledge, and contrary to his Intentions, found a way to the Press *, incorrect in many Things, and alter'd also in Method to its Disadvantage, it is thought proper to re-print it more correct, restoring it to its first State; that it may appear as perfect now as ever it has been.
To this new EDITION are added fuch Books in the Sciences as have lately been publish'd, and are now in Use, without prescribing however to the Tutors of the Universities, who are the properest Judges.
* In the Republick of Letters for December 1729.