To Felix Vaughan, Esq.
Permit me to inscribe these trifles to you. They would possess as much merit as they ought, were they worthy of your notice. Imperfect as they are, you will not disdain to accept them, as a tribute of grateful esteem from one, who is unfashionable enough to write a Dedication without flattery tho’ not so fashionable as to conclude without a compliment to himself, in telling the world that he is, with sincere respect,
Your obliged friend and servant,