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RIGHT versus MIGHT.
Ask thy own heart-and conscience boldly answers-
IN THREE VOLUMES.
RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
TO THE RICH, OR THE POOR,
NOT TO ONE PARTY, CLASS, OR FACTION,
BUT TO EVERY INDIVIDUAL
OF THAT GREAT AND GLORIOUS COMMUNITY
THE BRITISH PEOPLE.
WITH EARNEST WISHES, AND HEARTFELT PRAYERS
THAT THEIR INTERNAL WELFARE
MAY EQUAL IF NOT SURPASS THEIR OUTWARD
THESE VOLUMES ARE INSCRIBED
WHO WOULD NOT STOOP TO THE PROUDEST,
OR TURN FROM THE MEANEST,
BUT WHO JOYS TO HAIL EACH AND ALL,
FRIEND AND BROTHER.
Mingling the meek and vestal fires
Where, through some shades of earthly feeling
Like light through summer foliage stealing.
FAIR ladies, we crave your pardon, (if indeed we are so highly honoured that ladies deign to look upon these pages), we crave your pardon for daring to venture upon sacred ground, for presuming to explore the mighty secrets of a female heart; perchance our intentions may excuse our boldness. An author, whatever his object, his ambition, or his desire, can achieve nothing, can fulfil nothing, without some "fair spirit for his minister," without some assistance from the ranks