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NOTHING IS SO SECRET BUT TIME AND TRUTH WILL REVEAL IT.

PROVERB.

LONDON:
BELL AND WOOD, 186, FLEET STREET.

1843.

LONDON: Printed by Manning and Mason, Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row.

The inquiries respecting the Identity of the Author of the Letters of Junius having terminated without the expectations of discovery so repeatedly held out to the Public being realized, -Sir Philip Francis having died and made no sign,--and the three seals which secure the mysterious Box at Stowe still remaining unbroken,—the proper period seems to have arrived for reviewing the whole controversy, and treating the subject historically. This has been attempted in the present work; which will be found to contain all the information that could be collected respecting JUNIUS AND HIS WORKS, with some account of the FALSE JUNIUSES, and a more minute and critical examination of the claims of THREE INDIVIDUALS, whose pretensions have been the subject of much serious discussion.

In executing this design, the statements and arguments of the advocates of the different suspected persons have generally been given in their own

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