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Written by the most
And on many
From the Reign of Henry the Eighths.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Select Collection of Letters, written by the most eminent Wits, Statesmen, and Philosophers of our own Nation, has been greatly wanted. But in making such a Collection, the chief Difficulty lay" in knowing what to reject. Remarks on Religion and Government, foreign Negotiations, and dry Passages of History'^ however acceptable they might be to the Curious, would be very little. relified by the Majority of Readers ; yet if all such were to have been thrown aside, many Letters in which Wit, Humour, and Entertainment were blended with graver A 2 Matters,.