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Thé TENTH EDITION.
Printed for J. TONSON, at Shakespear's-Head, over-
THE Miscellaneous Works in Verre and Profe, ot the
N. B. These Three Volumes, with the Tatlers, Specta.
To the Right Honourable
Henry Boyle, Esq;
S the profest Design of
this work is to enter
tain its Readers in general, without giving Offence to any particular Person, it would be
difficult to find out so proper a Patron for it as Your Self, there being none whose Merit is more universally acknowledged by all Parties, and who has made himself more Friends and fewer Enemies. Your great Abilities, and unquestioned Integrity, in those high Employments which You have pass through, would not have been able to have raised You this general Approbation, had they not been accompanied with that Moderation in an high For-tune, and that Affability of Mán_ ners, which are so conspicuous through all Parts of Your Life. Your Aversion to any Oftentatious Arts of setting to show those
great Services which You have done the Publick, has not likewise a little contributed to that Universal Acknowledgment which is paid You by Your Country.
THE Consideration of this Part of Your Character, is that which hinders me from enlarging on those Extraordinary Talents, which have given You so great a Figure in the British Senate, well as on that Elegance and Politeness which appear in Your more retired Conversation. I should be unpardonable, if, after what I haye faid, I should longer detain You with an Address of this Nature : I cannot, however, conclude it