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diligence it may have been pursued, must, from it's very nature, have been in some points but imperfectly executed, and he therefore solicits in it's behalf the indulgence of the candid and the learned. He has availed himself of all the critical works, which came within his reach, and patiently compared them with the original Authorities, as well as with the investigations of the most recent and judicious travellers. Amongst the learned Authors, whose labours he has freely used, he may mention Cramer, Heeren, Kruse, Mannert, Ukert, Cluverius, Wells, Lempriere, Maas, Reland, D'Anville, Romanelli, Chaupy, Nardini, Camden, Gibson, &c. &c.
The extracts from the Ancient Authors, and the references to them, which are appended to the body of the work, will, it is presumed, be of some service in illustrating and enlivening the subjects to which they belong. It was originally intended to confine these notes to extracts from the poets; but the temptation to cite passages from the prose-writers, and to refer to some of the most interesting facts described by them, has been, in a few instances, too strong to be avoided : the exceptions, however, in both cases, will be found to have been adopted with a sparing hand. For the illustrative notes on the XI", XII“, XIII“, and XIV" Chapters, as well as for the greater part of those on the VI" Chapter, the Author is indebted to the Rev. Richard Okes, m. A. late Fellow of King's College, Cambridge, and one of the AssistantMasters of Eton. He has likewise enjoyed the benefit of that Gentleman's advice and criticism throughout the remainder of the illustrations; and holds himself indebted to him, for his many obliging attentions, in a degree that no acknowledgment can sufficiently éxpress.
The Student, desirous of obtaining greater information concerning ancient Greece and Italy, will do well to consult the labours of Mr. Cramer, who, it is hoped, may be persuaded to continue the illustration of Historical Geography, which, in his interesting account of these countries, he has so ably begun.
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