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ciety, and laid out worthy and manly Qualities, in the Service of the Publick. No Man has more eminently dif tinguished himself this way, than Mr. CADOGAN; With a Contempt of Pleasure, Reft, and Eafe, when called to the Duties of your Glorious Profeffion, you have lived in a familiarity with Dangers, and with a ftrict Eye upon the final Purpose of the Attempt, have wholly difregarded what should befal yourself in the


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Profecution of it; Thus has Life rifen to You, as faft as you refigned it, and every New Hour, for having fo frankly lent the preceding Moments to the Caufe of Justice and of Liberty, has come Home to You, improved with Honour: This happy Distinction, which is so very peculiar to You, with the Addition of Induftry, Vigilance, Patience of Labour, Thirst and Hunger, in common with the

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meanest Soldier, has made your prefent Fortune Unenvied. For the Publick always reap greater Advantage, from the Example of Successful Merit, than the Deferving Man himself can poffibly be poffefs'd of; Your Country knows how eminently you excel in the feveral Parts of Military Skill, whether in affigning the Encampment, accommodating the Troops, leading to the Charge, or pursuing the Ene



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my: the Retreat being the only Part of the Profession which has not fallen within the Experience of those, who learn'd their Warfare under the Duke of MARLBOROUGH. But the true and honeft Purpose of this Epistle is to defire a place in Your Friendship, without pretending to add any thing to your Reputation, who, by Your own Gallant Actions, have acquired that Your Name through all Ages fhall be A 4


read with Honour, whereever Mention fhall be made of that Illustrious Captain.

I am, SIR,

Your most obedient

and most humble Servant,


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