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To the Authors of the British MAGAZINE. GENTLEMEN, As you have, in the preceding numbers of your useful Magazine, given the lives of several great men, I have sent you the following memoirs of the celebrated Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, and hope you will give them a place in your entertaining miscellany, which will oblige,

Your's, &c. B. K:

#HARLES SAckville,Eari pofing a song before the engagement,

of Dorset, was the eldeft carried with it, in the opinion of many son of Richard, Earl of people, so fedate a presence of mind, Dorset, and born the and such unusual gallantry, that it has

24th of January 1637. been much celebrated. He was one of the moit accomplished To maintain an evenness of tem. genilemen of that age. The fpright per in the time of danger, is certainliness of his wit, and a most exceed- ly the highest mark of heroism ; but ing good nature, recommended him fome of the graver cast have been very early to the favour of Charles apt to say, this sedate composure the Second, and those of the greatest some what differs from that levity of ditinction in the court; but his disposition, or frolic humour, that miad being more turned to books inclines a man to write a song. But and polite conversation than public let us confider my Lord's fervour of business, he totally declined the lat. youth, his gaicty of mind, supported ter. He hosvever went as a volun- by strong fpirits, fowing from an ter under the command of his Royal honest heart, and I believe we shall Highness the Duke of York in the rather be disposed to admire than frf Dutch war 1665, when the censure him on this occafion. R2Dutch Admiral Opdam was blown member too he was only a volunup, and about thirty capital ships teer; the conduct of the battle deizken and destroyed; and his com. pended not on him; he had only to January 1764


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