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Aut similet jucunda et idonea vitæ.-Hor. de Art. Poet.
IN EIGHT VOLUMES.
PRINTED FOR H. D. SYMONDS, T. HURST, J. WALKER, J. SCATCHERD, A. AND J. BLACK
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*He was the son of CHARLES Lord CLIFFORD. He was appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer to King WILLIAM in March 1701; and continued in that office till Feb. 12, 1707-8, when he was made one of the principal Secretaries of State, in which station he remained till Sept. 20, 1710. On the accession of GEORGE I. Mr. BOYLE was created Lord CARLETON, and soon after made President of the Council. He died, unmarried, March 14, 1724-5.