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to him for all his ill usage of me, than that he would maintain them to be genuine as long as he lives.

2. Or if he comes with more testimonies of his bookseller or his Humty Dumty acquaintance ; I shall take those for no answer. For a man that is once convicted of an intended perjury, is no longer a lawful witness : and a man that has declared publicly that "his memory could but serve him for one particular," can have no benefit in law allowed him of strengthening it afterwards either with Three-threads or Four- threads.

3. Or if he brings any new stories and hear-says about me, that are foreign to the business, I shall look upon those as no part of an answer. For after I have so fully disproved his capital accusations about the King's MS. and that of Sir Edward Sherburn, I shall not think myself concerned at any calumnies that he shall start hereafter.

4. Or if he thinks fit, or any friend for him, to reply to me in Latin, (for he threatens me with a Latin book, in the imperious style of Festus — Hast thou appealed to foreign universities ? to foreign universities thou shalt go), I may look perhaps upon

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