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WELL, having stoop'd to conquer with success,
Pretends to taste, at Operas cries caro,
BATTLE OF POICTIERS.
AN HISTORICAL TRAGEDY,
By W. SHIRLEY, Esq.
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John Bell, British Library, STRAND, Bookseller to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
EARL OF HALIFAX, Viscount SUNBURY, and Baron of HALIFAX; First Lord
Commissioner of Trade and Plantations, and one of his Majesty's Most Honourable Privy-Council.
MY LORD, IN whatever light I consider myself, whether as an Englishman, a merchant, or a poet, I would willingly believe that an address of this sort to your Lordship, has the sanction of a peculiar propriety.
As an Englishman, and a lover of my country, where could I find a more amiable patron ? For, on your Lordship's very entrance into public life, the early promise you gave of a steady zeal and disinterested virtue, inspired a general hope, an unbounded esteem, among all ranks of people. And time, (the maturer of all things) ripening your glory with your years, hath made your Lordship an allowed orna. ment to society, and a blessing 10 your country. Give me leave particularly to congratulate you, my Lord, on the enjoyment of one happiness, often wanting to the best of men, which is an universal good