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LONDON: Printed for J. TONson, at Shakespear's-Head, over

against Catharine-street in the Strand. 1734.

HARVARD
UNIVERSITY
LIBRARY
46*254

Lately Publishid,

THE Miscellaneous Works, in Verse and Prose, of the

1 late Right Honourable JOSEPH ADDISON, Esq; in Three Vols, 1 2mo. Consisting of such as were never before Printed in izmo. With fome Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tickell.

N. B. These Three Volumes, with the Tatlers, Speétas tors, Guardians, Freeholder, and Remarks on several Parts of Italy, complete Mr. Addison's Works in Twelves.

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well with Men of Merit ;

and I hope You will pardon me the Vanity of Publishing,

; this Means, my Happiness in being able to Name You among my Friends. The Conversation of

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a Gentleman, that has a refined Taste of Letters, and a Disposition in which those Letters found nothing to Correct, but very much to Exert, is a good Fortune too uncommon to be enjoyed in Silence: In others, the greatest Business of Learning is to weed che Soil; in You, it had nothing else to do, but to bring forth Fruit. Affability, Complacency, and Generosity of Heart, which are natural to You, wanted nothing from Literature, but to refine and direct the Application of them. After I have boasted I had some share in your Familiarity, I know not how to do you the Justice of Celebrating You for the Choice of an Elegant, and Worthy Acquaintance, with whom You live in the happy Communication of generous Sentiments, which con

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tribute, not only to Your own mutual Entertainment and Improvement, but to the Honour and Service of Your Country. Zeal for the Publick Good is the Characteristick of a Man of Honour, and a Gentleman, and must take place of Pleasures, Profits, and all other private Gratifications ; whoever wants this Motive, is an open Enemy, or an Inglorious Neuter to Mankind, in proportion to the milapplied Advantages with which Nature and Fortune have blessed him. But You have a Soul animated with Nobler Views, and know that the Distinction of Wealth and Plenteous Circumstances, is a Tax upon an Honest Mind, to endeavour, as much as the Occurrences of Life will give him leave; to guard the Properties of others, A 3

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