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Printed for J. and R. To NsoN, at Shakespear'sHead, over-against Catharine-freet in the Strand.


Lately Publish'd,

THE 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. Thefe Three Volumes, with the Tatlers, Spectators, Guardians, Freeholder, and Remarks on several Parts of Italy, complete Mr. Addifon's Works in Twelves.

To the Right Honourable

3 Charles Lord Hallifax.




Imilitude of Manners and Studies is usually mentioned as one of the strongeft Motives to Affection


and Esteem; but the paffionate Veneration I have for your Lordship, I think, flows from an Admiration of Qualities in You, of which, in the whole course of these Papers I have


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acknowledged my felf incapable. While I bufy my self as a Stranger upon Earth, and can pretend to no other than being a Looker-on, You are conspicuous in the Bufy and Polite World, both in the World of Men and that of Letters: While I am filent and unobferv'd in publick Meetings, You are admired by all that approach You as the Life and Genius of the Converfation. What an happy Conjunction of different Talents meets in him whose whole Discourse is at once animated by the Strength and Force of Reason, and adorned with all the Graces and Embellishments of Wit? When Learning irradiates common Life, it is then in its highest Use and Perfection; and it is to fuch as Your Lordship, that the Sciences owe the Efteem which they have with the active Part of Mankind.

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Mankind. Knowledge of Books in reclufe Men, is like that fort of Lanthorn which hides him who carries it, and ferves only to pass through fecret and gloomy Paths of his own; but in the Poffeffion of a Man of Business, it is as a Torch in the Hand of one who is willing and able to fhew thofe, who are bewildered, the Way which leads to their Prosperity and Welfare. A generous Concern for your Country, and a Paffion for every thing which is truly Great and Noble, are what actuate all Your Life and Actions; and I hope You will forgive me that I have an Ambition this Book may be placed in the Library of fo good a Judge of what is valuable, in that Library where the Choice is fuch, that it will not be a Disparagement to be the meanest Author in it. Forgive me,

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