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Illustrated with a great Variety of
TRANSLATIONS from the ANCIENTS:
Together with such
Reflections and critical Remarks as may tend to
form in our Youth an elegant Taste, and render
in St. Paul's Church-yard.
N535 as 1969
Complete set - S. B.N. - GB: 576, 02129.6
This volume - S. B. N. - GB: 576.02995.5 Republished in 1969 by Gregg International Publishers Limited
Westmead, Farnborough, Hants., England
RIGHT HONOUR A BLE R 0 B E R T Earl of HOLDER N E S S E.
My LORD, T Should not have taken the LiI berty of addressing these Volumes to your Lordihip, which were compiled only for Youth, and are unworthy your Confideration, but you have done me a Favour, my Lord, which I want to acknowledge, and it is uncertain whether I may ever have another Opportunity.
When I, who never had the Honour to be known to your LordA 2
Ihip, ship, took the Freedom to represent to you, as his Majesty's Secretary of State, the Case of an unfortunate poor Foreigner, who had fallen a Victim to public Clamour, and was about to be torn from a Wife and Children, destitute of all the Necessaries of Life, you heard me, my Lord, and you relieved them with that Readiness, that Alacrity, and Chearfulness which will ever distinguish a noble, beneficent and generous Mind.
Though this Relation may be grateful to others, it will, I know, be disagreeable to your Lordship; for great Minds receive no Pleasure from what may have the appearance of Adulation ; but yet I hope to ftand excused, since this Acknowledgement is a Duty that I owe, not only to your Lordship, but to the Public ; for if I mistake not,
the only Use of reciting the Virtues and Actions of the Great, is to make others emulate their Example; and if all Dedications, like this, were written from the Heart, and instead of the usual Terms of Compliment, contained fome Portion of the Patron's Life, which was worthy the Imitation of others, every such Address would prove an Incitement to great and good Actions, and be often of more Consequence to the Public than the Book itself.
I have the Honour to be, my Lord, with the most perfect Gratitude and Respect,
most obedient Servant,
St. Paul's Church
yard, Nov, 12, 1761,