AND AN ADDRESS TO POSTERITY,
THE TWO PREFACES TO THE DUBLIN EDITIONS.
FIVE HITHERTO UNPUBLISHED LETTERS,
BY ANNE, COUNTESS DOWAGER OF ROCHESTER,
UPON HER SON'S LAST ILLNESS AND CONVERSION.
One of the late poets feigneth, that, at the end of the thread, or web, of
every man's life, there was a little medal, containing the person's name;
and that Time waited upon the shears, and, as soon as the thread was cut,
caught the medals, and carried them to the river of Lethe; and about the
bank, there were many birds flying up and down, that would get the
medals, and carry them in their beak a little way, and then, let them fall
into the river: only, there were a few swans, which, if they got a name
would carry it to a temple, where it was consecrated. LORD BACON.
WITH AN INTRODUCTION, AND NOTES,
BY JOHN JEBB, D.D. F.R.S.
DISHOP OF LIMERICK, ARDFERT AND
JAMES DUNCAN, 37. PATERNOSTER-ROW;
AND JOHN ÇOCHRAN, 108. STRAND.