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" He that will write well in any tongue, must follow this coun-
sel of Aristotle, To speak as the common people do, to think
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the “ LETTERS," he has been enabled to rectify severai passages which were obscure or unintelligible, or altogether mistaken. To these, the five letters to Sir William Cecil, which are now first published, constitute an addition equally curious and valuable.
To the Life, written by Dr. Johnson, a few notes are attached, where the narrative appeared to require elucidation, or where the biographer has sanctioned imputations on the memory of Ascham, which appear not only to rest on insufficient authority, but to be at variance with the whole of his character, as exhibited in his life and writings.
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London, Jan. 1815.