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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 impreffions an Englishman must

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have of your Lordship, they who have been converfant abroad will find them ftill 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 obferve, when I paffed through most of

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the proteftant 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 Lordship with the remarks that I made in a part of these my travels; wherein, notwithstanding the variety of the subject, I am very fenfible that I offer nothing new to your Lordship, and can

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have no other design in this addrefs, than to declare that I am,

My LORD

Your Lordship's most obliged and

moft obedient humble Servant,

J. ADDISON.

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