1. Brackenridge changed the last two sentences of this paragraph, which originally read, simply: "So far the reviewers." The original introduction to serial volume 3 was quite large, and included Brackenridge's own hudibrastic poem on critics and criticism. For the 1815 edition, he excised everything beyond this point.
2. In the serialized edition, this was originally chapter 1 of book 4. The serial edition to this volume (3) contained a much longer introduction, which Brackenridge cut from both novel editions. If you would like to read this alternate introduction, click this link.