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PREFACE TO VOL III.
A THIRD Volume of RESTITUTA being completed, it is unnecessary to say more than that the Editor, having rather in the following pages relied on the recondite stores, and accurate information of a learned coadjutor, than on his own distracted memory and hurried pen, trusts that the evidences of curious research and rare matter will be found not only undiminished but augmented. The materials for the minutia of our literary history, especially in the department of our old Poetry, are thus gradually ac
cumulating into a vast, though yet indigested, mass while every fresh volume draws forth and embodies a store of fugitive notices, which
might otherwise have perished. If there are those who yet consider these things as either dull or trifling, time and occasion will shew their value.
THE Forest of Fancy is assigned by Ritson to HENRY Chettle,
Since the article of MAXWELL's Life and Death of Prince Henry was printed off, it is found to have been fully noticed by Mr. HASLEWOOD in the concluding number of the British Bibliographer. One apology may serve for this and other oversights. Humanum est errare!