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Hic nigræ fuccus loliginis, hæc eft

HEN 8. Act 4. Sc. 2,

Ærugo mera: quod vitium procul abfore chartis,
"Atque animo prius, ut fi quid promittere de me
"Poffum aliud vere, promitto."

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PRINTED FOR J. MOORE, 45, COLLEGE-GREEN.

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TO THE KING.

SIRE,

AS the accuftomed forms of fociety do not permit YOUR MAJESTY to mix with your fubjects at large, and to acquire, in perfon, a diftinct and particular knowledge of their refpective merits, actions, and characters, these Biographical Sketches are fubmitted and addreffed to YOU, with peculiar propriety, and with profound respect.

That YOUR MAJESTY may thus, in fome measure, be enabled to appreciate their distinguished talents, to respect their illuftrious virtues, and to reward

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