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preface

1. a statement written as an introduction to a literary or other work, typically explaining its scope, intention, method, etc.; foreword
2. RC Church a prayer of thanksgiving and exhortation serving as an introduction to the canon of the Mass
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The first Book begins abruptly, in the middle; and for clearness' sake Spenser had been obliged to explain in his prefatory letter that the real commencement must be supposed to be a scene like those of Arthurian romance, at the court and annual feast of the Fairy Queen, where twelve adventures had been assigned to as many knights.
Without wasting a moment in prefatory words of any sort, I entered on my narrative, and put him in full possession of the events which have already been related in these pages.
In the light of the above, this paper explores author(itie)s (3) and sources explicitly named in the prefatory matter of eighteenth-century English grammars for children, with a special focus on how authors used metacomments to endorse the book with authority.
The researchers from the Avram and Stella Goldstein-Goren Department of Biotechnology Engineering used X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) and Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectrometry to obtain prefatory information regarding the chemical compositions of the coatings and the interactions between coating components.
He has organized the fourteen chapters that make up the bulk of his text in three parts devoted to prefatory matters such as business forms, agency law, and choice of form considerations; unincorporated entities like partnerships and limited liability partnerships; and finally corporations and their legal and financial governance.
Two essays are focused on money in American politics, comprising a special section that will have an prefatory note.
Aquino has turned into the monster he swore to slay: A tyrannical ruler who transformed the gargantuan amount of over 150 billion pesos of Congress-appropriated public funds into his own pork barrel, who arrogantly refuses to recognize, respect and obey the valid order of the Supreme Court that has found his pork barrel unconstitutional," the prefatory of the complaint read.
My only quibble is the lack of prefatory material, especially the source for these works, but hopefully this can be added in future printings.
A list of abbreviations, list of symbols, and extensive prefatory material help to parse and frame the text.
Prefatory material includes a list of illustrations (x-xii), a general introduction (xiii-xxviii), French translator's preface (xxix-xxxix), editorial procedures (xl-xlviii), acknowledgments (xlix-lvii), permissions (lviii-lvix), list of abbreviations (lx-lxiii), and an introduction to volume II (lxiv-xciii).
Steven Galbraith, referring to the prefatory appeal to buy the book by John Heminge and Henry Condell--Shakespeares actor peers who apparently helped collect the plays for the book--writes that "they need not have worried about sales," and that nine years between the first and second folio "suggests that the First Folio sold quite well.
The volume's chronological order enables Croisille to assess the place that each text occupies in the evolution of Lamartine's conception of poetry, prefatory writing, or the purposes of literature.