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Printed for J. Tonson, at Shakespear's-Head, over against Katharine-street in the Strand. 1729.
TH E Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, of the late Right Honourable JOSEPH ADDISON, Esq; in Three Volumes. Consisting of such as were never before Printed in nmo. With some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tkkell.
X. B. These Three Voltimes, with the Tatlers, Spetlaurs, Guardians, Treeholder, and Remarks on several Parti »f Italy, compleat Mr. Adiiftt's Works in Twelve*.
To the Right Honourable
E A R L of Sunder land.
ERY many Favours and Civilities (received from You in a private Capacity) which I have no other Way to acknowledge, will, I hope, excuse this Presumption-; but the A t Justice Justice I,'as a Spe&ator, owe your Character, places me above the want of an Excuse. Candor and Openness of Heart, which fltine in all your Words and Actions, exacts the highest Esteem from all who have the Honour to know You, and a ginning Condescension to all subordinate to You, made Business a Pleasure to those who executed it under You, at the fame time that it heightened Her Majesty's Favour to all who had the Happiness of having it convey'd through Your Hands: A Secretary of State, in the Interests of Mankind, joined with that of his Fellow-Subjects, accorn pliflied with a great Facility and Elegance in all the Modern as well .as Ancient Languages, was a happy and proper Member of a Mini.. stry, by whose Services Your Sovereign vereign and Country arc in so high and flourisliing a Condition, as makes all other Princes and Potentates powerful or inconsiderable in Europe, as they are Friends or Enemies to Great-Britain. The Importance of those great Events which happened during that Administration, in which Your Lordship bore so important a Charge, will be acknowledg'd as long as Time shall endure j I shall not therefore attempt to rehearse those illustrious Passages, but give this Application a more private and particular Turn, in desiring Your Lordship would continue your Favour and Patronage to me, as You are a Gentleman of the most polite Literature, and perfectly accomplished in the Knowledge of Books and Men, which makes it necessary A j to