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PRINTED FOR F. WINGRAVE, IN THE STRAND,

SUCCESSOR TO MR. NOURSE.

M.DCCC.VI,

UNIVERSITY

LIRDARY
LAR 27 196.?

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+235.122 KE3845

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SIP 2 1896

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To the Right Honourable Philip Lord HARDWICKE, Lord High Chancellor of Great

Britain. *

As no

My Lord,

one has exercised the Powers of Speech with juster and more universal applause, than yourself; I have presumed to inscribe the following Treatise to your Lordship, its End being to investigate the Principles of those Powers. It has a farther claim to your Lordship’s Patronage, by being connected in some degree with that politer Literature, which, in the most important scenes of Business, you

have * The above Dedication is printed as it originally stood, the Author being desirous that what he intended as real Respect to the noble Lord, when living, should now be considered, as a Testimony of Gratitude to his Memory

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have still found time to cultivate. With regard to myself, if what I have written be the fruits of that Security and Leisure, obtained by living under a mild and free Government; to whom for this am I more indebted, than to

your

Lordship, whether I consider you as a Legislator, or as a Magistrate, the first both in dignity and reputation? Permit me therefore thus publicly to assure your Lordship, that with the greatest gratitude and respect I am, My Lord,

Your Lordship’s most obliged,

and most obedient humble Servant, Close of Salisbury,

Oct. 1, 1751.

James Harris.

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