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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the seasons. summer. Jam clarus occultum Andromeda! pater Ostemlit ignem: jam Procyon furit, Et Stella vesani Leonis, Sole dies referente siccos. Jam pastor umbras cum grege languido, Rivumque fessus qua:rit, et horridi Dumeta Sylvani: caretque Ripa vagis taciturna ventis. Hor. to the right honourable mr. dodixgton, oxe of the lords of his majesty'S treasury, etc. SlK, It is not my purpose, in this address, to run into the common tract of dedicators, and attempt a panegyric which would prove ungrateful to you, too arduous for me, and superfluous with regard to the world. To you it would prove ungrateful, since there is a certain generous delicacy in men of the most distinguished merit, disposing them to avoid those praises they so powerfully attract. And when I consider that a character in which the virtues, the graces, and the muses join their influence as much exceeds the expression of the most elegant and judicious pen, as the finished beauty does the representation of the pencil, I have the best reasons for declining such an arduous undertaking. As, indeed, it would be superfluous in itself: for what reader need to be told of those great abilities in the management of public affairs, and those amiable accomplishments in private life, which you so eminently possess. The general voice is loud in the praise of so many virtues, though posterity alone will do them justice. But may you, Sir, live long to illustrate your own fame by your own actions, and by them be transmitted to future times as the British M...
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