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II. AND E. SHEFFIELD, 132, FLEET STREET.

would demand some of his own powers. No wonder therefore, if, under so illustrious a burden, my pen should break down. But the intention, at least, may be excused by the admirers of a statesman, whom to remember is to honour; and whom to honour is but another name by which to express our reverence for those venerable institutions of our country, which, as forming its pride and boast, he laboured so strenuously to defend ; and which, through their influence on the national spirit, proved the salvation of Europe in the great struggle, now happily past. I have the honour to be, Sir,

With much respect,
Your most faithful

And obedient Servant,

JAMES PRIOR.

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