1. The proper uses of a Preface appear to te, tu give the reader information, which may be useful, during the perusal of the work to which it is prefixed ; to explain the nature and object of the work ; to point out the method of the arrangement of its several parts ; and, in short, to afford the means of due preparation for the task the reader is entering upon ; which preparation is always a great advantage to the author as well as to the reader.
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