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RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE EARL

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BRISTOL,

THE

LORD BISHOP OF DERRY, &c. &c. &c.

MY LORD,

HE firft Societies of London

and Paris praise your talents

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and good-breeding.

Artists of Italy praise your taste. All the world praises your heart. A 3

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What then is left for me to say, but that I am, with the warmest gratitude, and with the most profound refpect,

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PREFACE.

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Think a book looks awkward without a preface, otherwife I fhould not write one to this; for, in truth, I have nothing to say. I ask no indulgence; I bid no defiance; I am, what I wish England was, at peace with all the world; and I demand of my reader nothing but candour.

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