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of the whole have been written by me, and which by others, and by whom, as far as I am able or permitted *

Thus I have voluntarily done, what I think all authors should do when called upon. I have published my name to my writings, and given myself up to the mercy of the town, as Shakspeare expresses it, with all my imperfections on my head.' The indulgent reader's

most obliged,
most obedient,

humble servant,

RICHARD STEELE.

* This is done in the original preface to the fourth volume of the Tatler ; printed at the beginning of the first volume of the present edition,

END OF VOL. IV.

G. Woodfall, Printer,
Angel Court, Skinner Street, London.

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