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LETTER-WRITERS, AUTHORS, PRINTERS, AND
CORRECTORS OF THE PRESS;
THE USE OF ACADEMIES AND SCHOOLS.
BY JOHN WILSON.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THE AUTHOR,
VICTORIA BRIDGE, SALFORD;
AND SOLD BY THE BOOKSELLERS.
MRS. JAMES ASPINALL TURNER,
OF PENDLEBURY, NEAR MANCHESTER.
It is not my intention to imitate the common literary vice of a former age, sometimes yet adopted, that of dedicating book in strains either of unmeaning compliment,
of fulsome adulation. Such it would be unworthy on my part to offer, and on yours to accept. But surely it is not blameable in an author to express emotions of gratitude, and sentiments of regard, which are real, not affected. This production, therefore, on the art of Grammatical Punctuation,± a subject nearly allied to one of your favourite studies; namely, that of LanI inscribe to you, as a mark of respect for the qualities of your intellect, and of unfeigned esteem for the graces of your character.
Yours, most gratefully and truly,