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VOLUME the SEVENTH.

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SIR,

Ť is with very great Pleafure I take an Oppor

tunity of publishing the Gratitude I owe You, for the Place You allow me in your Friendship and Familiarity. I will not acknowledge to You that I have often had You in my VOL. VII.

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Thoughts, when I have endeavoured to Draw, in some Parts of these Discourses, the Character of a Good-natur'd, Honest and Accomplish'd Gentleman. But such Representations give my Reader

Idea of a Person blameless only, or only laudable for fuch Perfections as extend no farther than to his own private Advantage and Reputation.

But when I speak of You, I Celebrate One who has had the Happiness of possessing alfo those Qualities which make a Man useful to Society, and of having had Opportunities of Exerting them in the most Conspicuous Manner.

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