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Preface (continued)

In respect to the comparative merits of his book and mine, it Is not for me to say any thing. If I have justified myself in the eye of the impartial world for per-sisting in this publication, I shall leave the works of my brother to speak his talents ; ‡ thinking I have paid a proper respect to his memory, though it should be said of his journal, that its only ornament is truth, and its best recommendation, characteristic of himself, its genuine simplicity.
Little-Pultney-Street, Golden Square,
June 5, 1773.

Stanfield Parkinson.

* It is said this gentleman hath been lately made an East-India director.

‡ Of those works are all, or most, of the drawings, published in Dr. Hawkesworth's narrative of the voyage of the ship Endeavour; although, while the name of the engraver is pompously displayed, that of the draughtsman, or original designer, is meanly and invidiously suppressed.


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