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PRINTED FOR R. H. EVANS, PALL-MALL,

BY W. BULMER AND CO. CLEVELAND. ROW.

1810.

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It is not necessary to detain the Reader
long by an explanation of the motives
which induced the Publisher to under-
take a new edition of the following ele-
gant little Work. Its merit has been
universally recognized, and its scarcity
has long been a subject-of popular regret.
The many years which have elapsed since
the publication of the last Edicion, seemed
to leave no hope that Dr. Aikin could be
prevailed on to gratify the public by a
revision and enlargement of his Work.
He had declined the task in the prime
andi vigour of life; and he might now
think it unbecoming his years, to engage
in a republication of these nugæ canoræ. -
Turpe senilis amor, the Doctor might ex-
claim, and though he might be pleased to
see his volume ranged by the side of

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