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sketch of the LIFE and char Act ER
of the late D R. PRI EstLEY.
The subject of this Memoir has occupied too
great a space in the literary history of his
country not to require an ample biographi-
cal record. This will probably be given
in due time, by some writer well qualified
for the task, aided by authentic and origi-
nal documents. Meanwhile, one who
loved and revered him when living, and
will ever honour his memory, begs leave
to offer to the public the following brief
and imperfect, but he hopes not inaccurate,
nor partial, view of what he was and
what he performed.
OSEPH PRIES TLEY, LL.D.F.R.S.
and member of many foreign literary

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