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VERSE and PROSE,
Of the Late Right Honourable
Foseph Addison, Esq;
With some Account of the LIFE and
WRITING s of the AUTHOR,
By Mr. T I C K E L L.
VOLUME the FIRST.
Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. DRAPER
in the Strand.
To the RIGHT HONOURABLE
JAMES CRAGGS, Efq;
His MAJIS TY's Principal Secretary of Siala.
Cannot wish that any of my writings Should
last longer than the memory of our Friendship, and therefore I thus publicly bequeath them to You, in return for the many valuable instances of your Affection.
That they may come to you with as little disadvantage as pofsible, I have left the care of them to one, whom, by the experience of some years, I know well qualified to answer my intentions. He has already the honour and happiness of being under your protection; and, as he will
very much stand in need of it, I cannot wish him better, than that he may continue to 'deserve the favour and countenance of such a Patron.
I have no time to lay out in forming such compliments, as would but ill suit that familiarity
[ii] between us, which was once my
, greatest pleasure, and will be my greatest honour hereafter. Instead of them, accept of my hearty wishes, that the great reputation, you have acquired so early, may increase more
and more: and that you may long serve your country with those excellent talents, and unblemished integrity, which have fo powerfully recommended you to the most gracious and amiable Monarch" that ever filled a throne. May the frankness and generosity of your spirit continue to foften and subdue your enemies, and gain you many
A 5 friends,