Изображения страниц





LONDON: Printed for J. Tonson, at Shakespear's-Head, over

against Katharine-Street in the Strand. 1729.

Lately Publishid,

THE Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Profe, of the

late Right Honourable JOSEPH ADDISON, E!q; in Three Volumes. Confifting of such as were never before Printed in 12mo. With Tome Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tickell.

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



To the Right Honourable


EARL of Sunderland.


ER Y many Favours and
Civilities ( received from
You in a private Capaci-

ty) which I have no other Way to acknowledge, will, I hope, excuse this Presumption ; but the

A 2


Justice I, as a Spetator, owe your Character, places me above the want of an Excuse.

Candor and Openness of Heart, which shine in all your

Words and Actions, exacts the highest Esteem from all who have the Honour to know You, and a winning Condescention to all subordinate to You, made Business a Pleasure to those who executed it under You, ac the same 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 MiniItry, by whole Services Your So

vereign vereign and Country are in so high and flourishing a Condition, as makes all other Princes and Potentates powerful or inconsiderable 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 Lordfhip bore lo important & Charge, will be acknowledgʻd as long as Time shall endure; I shall not therefore attempt to rehearse those illuftrious Paffages, but give this Application a more private and particular Turn, in desiring 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 necessary

A 3


« ПредыдущаяПродолжить »