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PRE FACE.

T HE elegant compositions of

1 our historians in delineating the respective characters of illustrious personages, have been usually conceived and expressed by them in such neat language, as to become well pleasing to most, and worthy the perufal of every reader,

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Character of Alfred. Hume. - p. 1 Another Character of Alfred. Sinollett. 3 Observation on the Character of Alfred. De

conomy in Time recommended. - 6 Notes. Comparative price of living. Curi

ous ancient Law. · · · · 12 Specimen of the English language from the

Lord's Prayer. - - . ! • 13 Character of William the Conqueror. Hume. 14 Another Character of William the Conqueror. 16 Observations on the Character of William

the Congireror. Perseverance in our respective callings, inoit likely to ensure suc. cet. - - - - - - 17

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Character of Henry II. Hume. . 58 Another Character of Henry II. Smollett. 60 Observations on the Character of Henry II. .

Pleasure and Advantage of Society, happily

fubftituted by the invention of letters. - 67 Frolick of Henry II. and the Chancellor

Becket. - - -
America. . . .
Glass, St. Paul's.
Specimen of the English Language from the

Lord's Prayer. - - - 77
Character of Richard I. Hume. .
Another Character of Richard I. Smollett. 80
Observations on the Character of Richard I.

The use of History. Refinement of Man ners. - - '. Notes. Buildings. . . . . 80 Value of Land. An Ox, Sheep, &c. - 90 Character of John. Hume.

91 Another Character of John. Smollett. .. Obfervations on the Character of John. The

disposition and abilities of a Child should be confidered in the choice of his profer. '

fion. - - - - 95 Corporations. ..

103 The Magner, Sur-names.

104 Magna Charta.

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