a Patron for it as Your Self, 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 unqueftioned Integrity, in thofe 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 so confpicuous through all Parts of your Life. Your Averfion to any Oftentati

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ous Arts of fetting to Show those great Services which you have done the Publick, has not likewife a little contributed to that Univerfal 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 Extraordinary Talents, which 'have given You so great a Figure in the British Senate, as well as on that Elegance and Po


liteness which appear in Your more retired Converfation. I fhould be unpardonable, if, after what I have faid, I fhould longer detain A 2


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You with an Address of this Nature: I cannot, however, conclude it without owning those great Obligations which You have

laid upon,


Your most obedient,

bumble Servant,


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