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To his Grace Dr Thomas Herring, Lord Archbishop of YORK,
This Plate is humbly Inscribed by his
ces most obedient Serv t
N. Parr Sculp
LIFE and TIMES
Prime Minister to King HENRY VIII.
I. Of his Birth, and the various
to his Difgrace and Death, in-
III. Memoirs of the Emperor
IV. The Secret History of the
Cardinal, by George Caven-
In which are interspersed
The LIVES and memorable ACTIONS of the most eminent
Collected from Antient RECORDS, MANUSCRIPTS, and
Adorn'd with CUTS, and a compleat INDEX.
Ne quid Falfi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat. Cic.
Only deftructive to the Brave and Great.
By JOSEPH GROVE, Gent.
The SECOND EDITION, VOL. IV.
Printed for J. WOOD, at the Royal-Exchange
Earl of HARRINGTON,
General Governor of IRELAND.
HE important Service you
have render'd your Country, both in a Military and Civil Capacity; the ma
ny arduous Negotiations in which you have acquitted yourself with real Dig
nity and the utmoft Reputation; and that general Protection and Encouragement, which LEARNING has ever found from your Hands, are Inducements that embolden me to hope your Excellency's Patronage of this Volume.
THE Actions of the great Statesman, whose Life I have attempted to write, were not only the Wonder of his own Age, but have afforded a large Field for the Difquifition of fucceeding Times. And therefore I have prefumed to lay them before so impartial a Judge as your Excellency, able at once to discover his Errors, and at the fame time generous enough to acknowledge his Virtues.
IT is doubtless with grateful Joy, that a neighbouring Nation has experienced the happy Effects of your Excellency's wife and equal Administra tion: Ireland will certainly in her