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In accordance with their general plan, the proprietors have taken the greatest care to procure an accurate and faithful text. The original quarto editions have been diligently collated ; many discrepancies have been discovered and rectified; and perhaps it may not be too much to say, that this will be the FIRST EDITION in which the genuine text of the writer is given throughout.

To attempt any thing in praise of the great historical work they are about to publish, would be impertinent—the merits of Gibbon as an historical writer have been duly appreciated; and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire continues to be regarded by the literati of Europe as one of the most important literary productions of the eighteenth century.

OXFORD, Feb. 1827.

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