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WOL.I.-MEMOIR AND CHARACTER OF THE AUTHOR.
Printed Fort L. B. seeley, FLEET-street; AND BALDw1N, cradock,
The increasing infirmities of my revered friend, Mr. Cecil, rendering it impracticable for him to revise his writings for a new edition, he devolved that task on me. During the progress of the work through the press, he was called to his reward. The first edition of these works was printed in four volumes. By some variation in the arrangement, the present is comprised in three. The FIRST volume of this Edition contains Mr. Cecil's Memoirs of his three friends—Cadogan, Bacon, and Newton. Those of Mr. Cadogan first appeared in 1798, prefixed to a collection of his Discourses in one vol. 8vo. Mr. Cecil suggested a few alterations, in consequence of hints from the Rev. Mr. Hallward, who knew Mr. Cadogan very intimately. The Memoirs of Mr. Bacon were published in 1801, in crown 8vo. I have corrected them in a few places, on the suggestion of the present Mr. John Bacon, and have removed the notes from the end to their proper situation at the foot of the page. I have done this likewise in the Memoirs of Mr. Newton, and
have occasionally corrected the style. I have also omitted part