Not a whit the less, I believe them to be the best, that is to say, the truest, rightest-worded, and most serviceable things I have ever written; and the last of them, having had especial pains spent on it, is probably the best I Shall ever write. This, the reader may reply, it might be, yet not therefore well written. Which, in no. Mock humility, admitting, I yet rest satisfied with the work, though with nothing else that I have done; and purposing shortly to follow out the subjects opened in these papers, as I may find leisure, I wish the introductory statements to be within the reach Of any one, who may care to refer to them. SO I republish the essays as they appeared. One word only is changed.