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THE RIGHT

HONORABLE

M Y

VERY GOOD Lo. THE DVKE
of Buckingham his Grace, Lo.
High Admirall of England.

EXCELLENT LO.

SALOM

ALOMON saies, A good Name is as a precious oyntment; And I assure my selfe, such wil your Grace's Name bee with Posteritie. For your Fortune and Merit both have beene Eminent. And you have planted Things, that are like to last. I doe now publish my Essayes; which of all my other workes have beene most Currant ; For that, as it seemes, they come home to Men's Businesse and Bosomes. I have enlarged them, both in Number and Weight; So that they are indeed a New Worke. I thought it therefore agreeable, to my Affection and Obligation to your Grace, to prefix your Name before them, both in English and in Latine. For I doe conceive, that the Latine Volume of them, (being in the Universall Language) may last, as long as Bookes last. My Instauration, I dedicated to the King My Historie of HENRY the Seventh, (which I have now also translated into Latine) and my Portions of Naturall

History, to the Prince: And these I dedicate to your Grace;
Being of the best Fruits, that by the good Encrease, which God
gives to my Pen and Labours, I could yeeld. God leade your
Grace by the Hand.

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29 Of the true Greatnesse of Kingdomes and Estates 30 Of Regiment of Health

31 Of Suspicion

32 Of Discourse

33 Of Plantations

34 Of Riches

35 Of Prophecies

36 Of Ambition

37 Of Maskes and Triumphs .

38 Of Nature in Men

39 Of Custome and Education

40 Of Fortune

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