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I have endeavoured to make nothing ridiculous that is not in some
measure criminal.

ADDISON,

LONDON:

Printed by C. Stower, 32, Pater-noster Row,

FOR S, HIGHLEY, 24, FLEET-STREET.

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TO THE

RIGHT HON. LORD ERSKINE,

LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF ENGLAND,

&c. &c. &c.

RECOLLECTING the invariable steadiness, and the ardent zeal with which your Lordship has devoted yourself, through a series of years, to guard and establish the best principles of THE British ConstitUTION, and thereby to promote most essentially the welfare of the Subject, the Editors feel emboldened in prefixing your illustrious name to this Work, which has for its object nothing less than the health and happiness of the British community: For it is not necessary to reinind your LORDSHIP, that in vain does Law extend her guardian wing over the property of men, whilst the most deleterious medicines are suffered with impunity to abridge and even destroy their lives. And it is a well-known fact, that thousands

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