by L. C. HECTOR, M.A.
An Assistant Keeper of the Public Records; Lecturer in Palaeography, University College, London
I cannot carry my Respect for Antiquity so far as not to recollect that the direct Purpose, and therefore the first Merit, of writing, is to be easily read by all.
JOHN RICKMAN, Clerk Assistant of the House of Commons, 3 March 1836
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