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If indeed you can keep to your resolution, you will act a noble and a manly part: But if, when you, have set about it, your courage fails you, and you make avoluntary submission acknowledging the violence of your passion, and your inability to hold out any longer, all is over with you; you are undone and may go hang yourself, she will insult over you when she finds you her slave.
VOLUME THE THIRD.
PRINTED FOR J. COOTE, No. 14. RED-LION-STREET, CLERKENWELL, BY VIRTUE OF A LATE DECISION IN THE HOUSE OF PEERS,
S the profeft defign of this work is to entertain its readers in general, without giving offence to any particular perfon, it would be difficult to find out fo proper a patron for it as yourself, there being none whose merit is more univerfally 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 paffed through, would not have been able to have raised you this general approbation, had they not been accompanied with that moderation in an high fortune, and that affability of manners, which are fo confpicuous through all parts of your life. Your averfion to any oftentatious arts of fetting to show those great services which you have done the public, has not likewise a little contributed to that universal acknowledgment which is paid you by your country.
The confideration of this part of your character, is that which hinders me from enlarging on those ex