Excerpt from Infinity, or Nature's God
The custom of prefixing an introductory explanation to a volume offered to the reading public, by logic and established usage has become obligatory on every author, it matters not how brief and insignificant his manuscript may be. Such preliminary synopsis has its analogy in every object in nature and is intended in some degree to enable the reader at a glance to divine the nature and character of the production before entering upon a more careful study of its contents. Such prospectus is the focus point of the author camera. The subject being of such a refined delicacy, however, every author naturally feels that he should be excused from writing a preface to his own production, neverthe less, as it is necessary that the obligation be discharged, I shallbrieﬂy epitomize the scheme, leaving the reader to draw his or her own conclusion regarding the merits or demerits of the work. A prose composition, poetic in form and scientific in character, having for its title Infinity, or Nature's Bod - it is readily seen the Meme possibilities attending such a work; however, as it was not written for remuneration, if the author succeeds in removing some of the ignorance existing in regard to some of the subjects discussed, and in leading the multitude to ameliorate some of the unnecessary suﬂering, and lesson degeneracy, he will feel amply repaid for the time expended.
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