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did not think at first that Mr Boyle would have carried his resentment so high, otherwise perhaps he would have invented some other excuse of his negligence. But the business was afterwards past recalling ; and he must go on of necessity, being once engaged in the cause. The whole of his trade and business seemed to depend upon Mr B. and his friends. The temptation indeed was strong, and I pray God forgive him.

Having now, as I humbly conceive, given a full and satisfactory answer to all the matters of fact that the Examiner's witnesses lay to my charge, I am very little concerned at the inferences he draws from them, or the satire and grimace that he plentifully sprinkles. All these must drop of themselves, and fall down upon the author of them, when the foundation that they stood on is taken away ....

[pp. Ixxxii-xciv]

The Examiner has given two descriptions, one of a pedant, and another of a good critic ; designing to draw the first as my picture, and the latter as his own. But perhaps, if we compare the pictures with the

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