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Printed for J. TONSON, at Shakespear's-Head, overagainst Katharine-ftreet in the Strand. 1729.

Lately Publifh'd,

T HE Mifcellaneous Works, in Verfe and Profe, of the late Right Honourable JOSEPH ADDISON, Efq; in Three Volumes. Confifting of fuch as were never before Printed in 12mo. With fome Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tickell.

N. B. These Three Volumes, with the Tatlers, Spectators, Guardians, Freeholder, and Remarks on several Parts of Italy, compleat Mr. Addifea's Works in Twelves.



To the Right Honourable


EARL of Sunderland.


ERY many Favours and Civilities (received from You in a private Capacity) which I have no other Way to acknowledge, will, I hope, excufe this Presumption; but the A 2 Justice

Justice I, as a Spectator, owe your Character, places me above the want of an Excuse. Candor and Opennefs of Heart, which fhine in all your Words and Actions, exacts the highest Efteem from all who have the Honour to know You, and a winning Condefcention to all fubordinate to You, made Bufinefs a Pleasure to thofe who executed it under You, at the fame time that it heightened Her Majesty's Favour to all who had the Happiness of having it convey'd through Your Hands: A Secretary of State, in the Interests of Mankind, joined with that of his Fellow-Subjects, accomplished with a great Facility and Elegance in all the Modern as well as Ancient Languages, was a happy and proper Member of a Minitry, by whofe Services Your Sovereign


vereign and Country are in so high and flourishing a Condition, as makes all other Princes and Potentates powerful or inconfiderable in Europe, as they are Friends or Enemies to Great-Britain. The Importance of those great Events which happened during that Administration, in which Your Lordship bore fo important a Charge, will be acknowledg'd as long as Time fhall endure I fhall not therefore attempt to rehearse those illuftrious Paffages, but give this Application a more private and particular Turn, in defiring Your Lordship would continue your Favour and Patronage to me, as You are a Gentleman of the most polite Literature, and perfectly accomplished in the Knowledge of Books and Men, which makes it neceffary A 3



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