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CHARLES

you irreconcil. To the Right Honourable Earl of Dorset and Middlesex, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Houshold,

Knight of the Most Noble ORDER of the GARTER, &c. My LORD,

MHE Withes and Desires of all good

Men, which have attended your LordT

ship from your Firft Appearance in the World, are at length accomplish'd in your obtaining those Honours and

Dignities, which you have so long deserv'd. There are no Factions, able to one another, that are not united in their Affe&tion to you, and the Respect they pay you. They are equally pleas'd in your Prosperity, and wou'd be equally concern'd in your Amiation. Titus Vefpafian was not more the Delight of Human-kind. The Universal Empire made him only more known, and more powerful, but cou'd not make him more belor'd. He had greater Ability

of doing Good, but your Inclination to it, is not

Jess: And tho' you cou'd not extend your Benefi-

cence to so many Persons, yet you have loft as

few Days as that excellent Emperor; and never

had his Complaint to make when you went to

Bed, that the Sun had Mone upon you in vain, when

you had the Opportunity of relieving some un-

happy Man. This, my Lord, has justly acquir'd

you as many Friends, as there are Persons who

have the Honour to be known to you: Meer

Acquaintance you have none; you have drawn

them all into a nearer Line: And they who have

convers’d with you, are for ever after inviolably

yours. This is a Truth so generally acknowledg'd,

that it needs no Proof: 'Tis of the Nature of a Girit

Principle, which is receiv'd as soon as it is propos'd;

and needs not the Reformation which Descartes

us'd to his : For we doubt not, neither can we

properly say, we think we admire and love you,

above all other Men: There is a Certainty in the

Proposition, and we know it. With the same

Afsurance can I say, you neither have Enemies,

nor can scarce have any; for they who have never

heard of you, can neither Love or Hate you; and

they who have, can have no other Notion of you,

than that which they receive from the Publick, that

you are the best of Men. After this, my Testi-

mony can be of no farther use, than to declare it
to be Day-light at High-noon: And all who have

the Benefit of Sight, can look up as well, and see

the Sun.

'Tis true, I have one Privilege which is almost

particular to my self, that I saw you in the East

at your first arising above the Hemisphere: I was

as soon sensible as any Man of that Light, when

it was but just Mooting out, and beginning to tra-

vel upward to the Meridian. I made my early

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