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whole truth. Under this impression, could I have followed my own wishes without giving umbrage to others, the private Letters would have been very much increased in number; and I think that those who have read Cowper's familiar Letters and who remember the impressions that they cannot have failed to produce, would have held me excused for my temerity. It is to be regretted that those written to such men as Coleridge and Lamb have been all lost or destroyed : still it is hoped that enough remains to elucidate the character of Mr. Cary.

In connecting together the different papers which form the bulk of these volumes, I have been as brief as possible. My object has been rather to record the little incidents that may serve to give a faithful picture of my father's simple and quiet life, than to write a panegyric on one whose praises, as they represent themselves to me, are more suited to lonely and reverential reflection, than public and wordy description.

Oxford, January 21, 1847.



Mr. Cary is presented to the Vicarage of Kingsbury.-Letter to

his Sister—and to his Wife.—Removes to Kingsbury.—Letter

to his Sister.—Literary Journal for 1800.—Account of the

most Eminent Restorers of Greek Literature.-Letters to

his Sister and Mr. Price.—Birth of a Daughter.—Domestic

Troubles.- Letters to his Wife.To Mr. Price.—Literary

Journal for 1801.-Studies interrupted by illness.—Letters

to his Sister.— To his Wife.- Increase of his Family . · 150



Mr. Cary resigns the readership of Berkeley Chapel.-Version

of Dante completed and published.—Letters to Mr. and

Mrs. Price.—Literary Journal for 1813.—Letter to Mr.

Price.-His Dante little noticed.—His means ; education

of his children.—Translation from Pignotti of the Friar-

Ass.-—Takes the curacy of Chiswick.—Letters to Mr. Price

and Mr. Birch.—Literary Journal for 1814 and 1815 277

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