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Without preface, he abruptly asked, what had been told him of the Duke of Wharton's behaviour the preceding night.
THE PASTOR'S FIRE-SIDE VOL. 3 OF 4JANE PORTER
This poem is a rather free translation of a similar poem by Guillaume de Deguileville, as pointed out in the Preface, p. 60.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
These last three verses are a kind of preface to the following chapter, which is written in the style of an epistle from the king.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
But I am anxious to make three inquiries relative to this really important document and its fictitious preface.
NOTES AND QUERIES, NUMBER 194, JULY 16, 1853VARIOUS
The first edition prints Richardsons preface and two complimentary letters.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
Similarly, he attempts to cure the last paragraph of his preface through minor incisions.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
Its purpose was at first partly commercial, permitting advertising in the preface.
SAMUEL RICHARDSON'S INTRODUCTION TO PAMELASAMUEL RICHARDSON
The preface prefixed to this edition by Langius completely refutes Miss Vaughan.
DEVIL-WORSHIP IN FRANCEARTHUR EDWARD WAITE
It will mark a new phase in the evolution of the institution; and form as it were the preface to its internationalisation.
SOCIAL COMPTABILISM, CHEQUE AND CLEARING SERVICE & PROPOSED LAWERNEST SOLVAY
“Foreword” and “inwit” were good once; but “preface” and “conscience” 245 mean as much and have the advantage of being alive.
ENGLISH: COMPOSITION AND LITERATUREW. F. (WILLIAM FRANKLIN) WEBSTER

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