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Printed : And to be deliver'd to Subscribers, by

Charles Lillie, Perfumer, at the Corner of Beau-
ford-Buildings in the Strand; and John Morphew
near Stationers-Hall. MDCCXI..

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c My LORD,

From the Hovel at Hampton

Wick, April 7. 1711. HEN I first resolved upon doing my self this Hom

nour, I could not but in dulge a certain Vanity in dating from this little Covert, where I have frequently had the Honour of your Lordship's Company, and received from you very many Obligations. The elegant Solitude of this place, and the greatest Pleasures of it I owe



Thare in your Lordnen. Converfations

to its being so near those Beautiful Mannors wherein you fometimes reside : Ic is not retiring from the World, but enjoying its most valuable

. in the Country: All the bright Images which the Wits of past Ages have left behind them in their Writings, the noble Plans which the greatest Statesmen have laid down for Administration of Affairs, are equally the familiar Objects of your knowledge. But what is peculiar to your LordIhip above all the illustrious

. Personages that have appeared in any Age, is, that Wit and Learning have from your Example fallen into a new Era. Your Patronage has produced thofe Arts, which before Thunned the Com merce of the World, into the Service of Life ; and it is to you we owe, that the Man of Wit has turned himself to be a Man of Business

. The false Delicacy of Men of Genius, and the Objeệtions which others were apy to


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