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L IF E and T I M.E. S
Colle&ted from Antient RE cor Ds, MAN uscripts, and
By Jos e P H G Rove, Gent.
His Exc ELLENCY
W I L. L I A M,
Earl of H A R RIN G T o N,
General Governor of IRE LAN D.
HoHE important Service you &l have render'd your Country, both in a Military and Civil Capacity; the many arduous Negotiations in which you have acquitted yourself with real Dig
A nity nity and the utmost Reputation; and that general Protećtion and Encouragement, which LEARNING has ever found from your Hands, are Inducements that embolden me to hope your Excellency's Patronage of this Volume.
THE A&tions of the great Statesman, whose Life I have attempted to write, were not only the Wonder of his own Age, but have afforded a large Field for the Disquisition of succeeding Times. And therefore I have presumed to lay them before so impartial a Judge as your Excellency, able at once to discover his Errors, and at the same time generous enough to acknowledge his Virtues.
IT is doubtless with grateful Joy, that a neighbouring Nation has experienced the happy Effects of your Excellency's wise and equal Administration: Ireland will certainly in her