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from the example of successful merit, than the deserving man himself can possibly be possessed . of. Your country knows how eminently you excel in the several parts of military skill, whether in assigning the encampment, accommodating the troops, leading to the charge, or pursuing the enemy: the retreat being the only part of the profession which has not fallen within the experience of chofe who learned their warfare under the Duke of Marlborough. But the true and honest purpose of this epistle is, to de. sire a place in your friendship, without pretending to add any thing to your reputation ; who, by your own gallant actions, have acquired, that your name through all ages shall be read with honour, where ever mention shall
be made of that illustrious Captain. I am,
- Sir, your most obediënt,
. and most humble servant, Siti
The GUARDIAN. Vhon il botn
Publisher to the Reader.
T is a justice which Mr Ironside owes gentle.
time to time, in the carrying on of this work to acknowledge that obligatior; though at the fame time he himself dwindles into the character of a mere publisher, by making the acknowledgment. But whether a man does it out of justice or grati. tude or any other virtuous reason, or not, it is-al. fo a prudential act, to take no more upon a man than he can bear. Too large a credit has made many a bankrupt; but taking even less than a man can answer with ease, is a sure fund for extending it whenever his occasions require. All those papers which are distinguished by this mark +++, were written by a gentleman who has obliged the world with productions too sublime to admit that the au. thor of them should receive any addition to his reputation, from such loose occasional thoughts as make
up these little treatises. For which reason his name shall be concealed. These which are marked with a star, were composed by Mr Bude gell. That upon dedications, with the epifle of an author to himself; The club of little men; The receipt to make an epic poem ; The paper of the gardens of Alcinous, and the catalogue of greens; That against barbarity to animals, and fome others, have Mr Pope for their author. Now I mention this gentleman, I take this opportunity, ont of the affection I have to his person, and respect to his merit, to let the world know, that he is now tranflating Homer's Iliad by subscription. He has given good proof of his ability for the work; and the men of greatest wit and learning of this nation, of all parties, are, according to their different abilities, zealous encouragers, or folicitors for the work.
But to my prelent purpose: The letter from Gnatho of the cures performed by flattery, and that of comparing dress to eriticism, are Ms Gay's. Mr Martin, Mr Philips, Mr Tickell, Mr Carey, Mr Eusden, Mr Ince, and Mr Hughes have oblig. ed the town with entertaining discourses in thefe yolumes spand; Mr Berkeley of Trioity college in Dublin, has embellifbed them with mang excellent arguments in honour of religion and virtue. Mr Parnelle will, I hopeforgive me, that without his Jeave, I mention, that I have seen his hand on the like pecaligno There are some discourses of a lefs pleasing natyteswhich relate to the divisions amongst us and fuch, left any of these gentlemen should saffer from any unjust wipicion, I mustvimpute to the right author of them, who is one Mr Srcete of Langunpor, in the county of Carmarthen in South Wales.,li Cars : Dhupia
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and appearances, as the vanity of being known ; in
to the rest of mankind, and communicating a man's parts, Seot - virtues, or qualifications, to the world. This is fo trong M: apod men-of great genius, that they have a restless fondo his
nefs for satisfying the world in the mistakes they might thie
poffibly be under, with relation even to their physiog. heb
aomy. Mr Airs, that excellent peoman, has taken care to affix his own image opposite to the title page of his learned treatise, wherein he inftrues the youth of this
nation to arrive at a flourishing hand. The author of e to the Key to Interest, both simple and compound; conof
taining practical rules, plainly expressed in words at length, for all rates of interest and times of payment, for what time foever, makes up to us the misfortune of his living at Chester, by following the example of the above-mentioned Airs, and coming up to town, overagainst his title-page, in a very becoming periwig, and a flowiog robe or mantle, inclosed in a circle of foliages. Below his portraiture, for our further satisfaction as to the age of that useful writer, is fubfcribed Fohannes Ward de civitat. Gefrid, atat. fua58. An. Dont: 1706. The serene aspect of these writers, joined with the great encouragement I obferve is given to another, or, what is indeed to be fuspected, in which he indulges himself, confirmed me in the notion have of the prevalence of