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but should I publish any favours done me by your Lordship, I am afraid it would look more like vanity, than gratitude.
I had a very early ambition to recommend myself to your Lordship's patronage, which yet encreased in me as I travelled thro’ the countries, of which I here give your Lordship some account: For whatever great impressions an Englishman must
have of your Lordship, they who have been conversantabroad will find them still improved. It cannot but be obvious to them, that, tho’ they see your Lordship's admirers every where, they meet with very few of your well-wishers at Paris or at Rome. And I could not but observe, when I passed through most of
the protestant governments in Europe, that their hopes or fears for the common cause rose
or fell with your Lordship's interest and authority in England.
I here present your Lordihip with the remarks that I made in a part of these my travels ; wherein, notwithstanding the variety of the subject, I am very sensible that I offer nothing new to your Lordship, and can
have no other design in this address, than to declare that I am,
Your Lordship's most obliged and
most obedient humble Servant,