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To his graci D: Thomas Herring,
Graces most obedient Serut
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LIFE and TIMES
Prime Minister to King Henry VIII.
Steps he took to attain Pre- cluding the general Transac-
tions of Europe.
nagement while Prime Mini- Cardinal, by George Caven-
In which are interspersed
Persons: And the whole illustrated with Political and
Adorn'd with Cuts, and a compleat Index.
Oh fatal Love of Fame! Ob glorious Heat !
By JOSEPH GROVE, Gent.
General Governor of IRELAND.
HE important Service you
have render'd your Country, both in a Military and
Civil Capacity; the many arduous Negotiations in which you have acquitted yourself with real DigА
nity and the utmost Reputation; and
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 Disquisition of succeeding Times. And therefore I have presumed to lay them before so impartial a Judge as your Excellency, able at once to discover his Errors, and at the same 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 wise and equal Administration: Ireland will certainly in her