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Printed for PHIL. CRAMPTON, Bookfeller, at Addifon's-Head, oppofite to the Horfe-Guard, in Dame-Street. MDCCXXXVII.

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T is with very great Pleasure I take an Opportunity of publishing the Gratitude I owe you, for the Place you allow me in your Friendship and Familiarity.

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I will not acknowledge to you that I have often had you in my Thoughts, when I have endeavoured to draw, in fome Parts of these Discourses, the Character of a Good-natured, Honest and Accomplished Gentleman. But fuch Representations give my Reader an Idea of a Perfon blameless only, or only laudable for fuch Perfections as extend no farther than to his own private Advantage and Reputation.


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BUT when I fpeak of you, I Celebrate One who has had the Happiness of poffeffing alfo those Qualities which make a Man ufeful to Society, and of having had Opportunities of exerting them in the most Confpicuous Manner.


THE Great Part you had, as British Embaffador, in Procuring and Cultivating the Advantageous Commerce between the Courts of England and Portugal, has purchased you the lafting Efteem of all who understood the Interest of either Nati


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THOSE Perfonal Excellencies which are over-rated by the ordinary World, and too much neglected by Wife Men, you have applied with the juftest Skill and Judgment. The most graceful Address in Horfemanship, in the Ufe of the Sword, and in Dancing, has been employed by you as lower Arts, and as they A 3 have

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