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is, that I esteem the work as one most peculiarly calculated to produce confirmed impressions of those collegiate studies, which are considered abstract, merely for the want of a standard whereby to conciliate them to the understanding. If I succeed in compassing that object, it will be because I have myself experienced the tedium of accommodating the youthful mind, without the intervention of truisms, to the occult doctrines of speculative writers.

June 29th, 1811.