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BY WILLIAM GILPIN, M. A.
PREBENDARY OF SALISBURY,
PRINTED FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES,
JOINT PAYMASTER-GENERAL OF
HIS MAJESTY'S FORCES.
Vicar's Hill, Jan. 8, 1808. MY DEAR SIR, IT is a pleasure to me, that these little
publications afford me an opportunity of giving a testimony of my affection to some of my early friends, whose conduct in life has given me so much fatisfaction. With various branches of your family I have had much intimate acquaintance, if I may not call it friendship; among whom I have seen all the duties of private life very pleasingly fulfilled.
It has been the impudent boast of profligacy, that private vices are public benefits. I should not think the welfare of my Country ran much risk, under the influence of an opposite maxim. - I dare even venture to conceive, the influence