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VOL. III. .
The Seventh EDITION.
M DCC XXIV.
S the profest Design of this work
is to entertain its Readers in general, without giving Offence to any
particular Person, it would be difficult to find out fo proper a Patron for it as Your Self, there being none whose Merit is more universally acknowledged by all Parties, and who has made himself more Friends and fewer Enemies. Your great Abilities, and unquestioned Integrity, in those high Employments which You have pass’d through, would not have been able to have
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raised You this general Approbation, had they not been accompanied with that Moderation in an high Fortune, and that Affability of Manners, which are so conspicuous through all parts of your Life. Your Aversion to any Oftentatious Arts of setting to Show those great Services which You have done the Publick, has not likewise a little contributed to that Universal Ac