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Printed for the AUTHOR: and sold at the New-Chapel, City-Road,
Moorfields, and at the Rev. Mr. WESL E Y's Preaching-Houses in
Town and Country.

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To the R E A D E R.

AVING just received the following Letter from

a Friend, I ghink it proper to communicate it to the public.

“ Considering the Nature of a Magazine, and the variety of persons through whom This in particular circulates ; considering how various they are in their capacity, in their judgment, in their taste, and in their degrees of spiritual light and understanding: a little reflection may convince us, that in the very nature of ihings, it is imposible to please all! Nay, one might venture to say, to please half, or even one third of our Readers. Perhaps among five thousand subscribers, not even five would be found to agree in their judgment and taste with respect to all the articles of this, or any other Magazine.

“ I believe we might apply in this instance, as well as in many others, the fable of Jupiter and the Countryman, who petitioned him concerning the weather : When our Subscribers shall all agree, what kind of Magazine they would have, you may promise, “ They thall have it." Some, doubtless, would delight in

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