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EORGE, by the Grace of God, King of Great
Britain, France, and Ireland, Defender of the

Faith, &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting. Whereas our Trusty and Well-beloved John Barber, Printer, and Alderman of our City of London, has humbly represented unto us, that he is now printing the Works of his Grace John Sheffield Duke of Buckinghamshire, in Verse and Profe ; and whereas the said John Barber has informed us, that he has been at great Expence in carrying on the faid Work, and that the fole Right and Title of the Copy of the said work is vested in the said John Barber , he has therefore humbly besought us to grant him our Royal Privilege and License for the sole Printing and Publishing thereof, for the Term of fourteen Years. We being willing to give all due Encouragemenț to so useful a Work, are graciously pleased to condescend to his Request, and do therefore hereby, so far as may be agreeable to the Statute in that behalf made and provided, grant unto the fid John Barber our Royal License and Privilege for the sole Printing and Publishing the said Works of the said Duke of Buckinghamshire, for and during the Term of fourteen Years, to be computed from the Day of the Date hereof, strictly charging and prohibiting all our Subjects within our Kingdoms and Dominions to reprint or abridge the same, either in the Like, or in any other volume or Volumes whatsoever, or to import, buy, vend, utter, or distribute any copies of the same, or any Part thereof reprinted beyond the Seas, during the said Term of fourteen Years, without the Consent and Approbation of the said John Barber, his Heirs, Executors, and Assigns, under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they and

every of them offending herein, will answer the contrary at their Perils: Whereof the Master, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of our City of London, Commissioners, and other Officers of our Customs, and all other our Officers and Ministers, whom it may concern, are to take notice, that due Obedience be given to our Pleasure herein signified. Given at our Court at St. James's tbe 18th Day of April 1722, in the Eighth Year of our Reign. By his Majesty's Command,


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