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1789. Excerpt: ... "What you say of my brother's kindness to Obby,
' I understand just as you do. There is no remedy at present but
patience. I can fay no more at present to all yours, of Sept. 26,
Nov. 7, Dec. 5, and Jan 16, which are all I have had from you; nor
can I particularly answer, dear Mrs. Morice's of Nov. 21. My love
and blessing, to her and you, and your little family Adieu Thank
you for the trouble you give yourself about Obby. I grudge no
expence that turns to account j but methinks you should not
encourage him too much by large supplies, if there be no hopes of
amendment. Fr. Roffen. CCCCV. To Dr. John Freind . IN
History-painting the particular figures, we know, are often taken
from the lise; and the case, I doubt not, is the fame with respect
to many characters in the AEneid, See Dr. Warburton's opinion of
tins Discourse, vot. IV. p. 99. The history of its publication has
been somewhat singular. It was written, it is well known, when Bp.
Atterbury was advanced in years, and in a retirement where he was
at a loss for many books which he wished to have consulted. Such as
it is, however, it was eagerly sought after, was greatly admired,
and copies of it in MS. were multiplied. One of these being in 1737
in the hands of a gentleman of the law, then at Scarborough for his
health, was shewn to Dr. Ferrari, who transcribed it with a view to
publication; and accordingly, on his return to London, committed it
to she press; soon after which he accidentally meeting with a
correcter copy, the work was suspended, with an intent of printing
the whole anew. But Dr. Ferrari being seized with a violent and
dangerous distemper, under which he laboured more than two years,
an erroneous copy of the Dissertation crept into the London
Magazine for January 1738; which ..
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