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The TENTH EDITION.
late Right Honourable JOSEPH ADDISON, Esq; in Three Volumés. Confifing of such as were net ver before Printed in 12mo. With some Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, by Mr. Tickell.
N. B. These Three Volumes, with the Tatlers, Speltai. tors, Guardians, Freeholder, and Remarks on several Parts of Italy, compleat Mr. Addison's Wonks in Twelves.
To the Right Honourable
Charles Lord Hallifax.
Imilitude of Manners and
Studies is usually mentioned as one of the strong
est Motives to Affection and Esteem; but the passionate Veneration I have for your Lordship, I think, flows from an Admiration of Qualities in You, of which, in the whole course of these Papers I have
as a Stranger up
acknowledged my self incapable. Whilel bulie
my on Earth, and can pretend to no other than being a Looker-on, You are conspicuous in the Bufie and Polite World, both in the World of Men and that of Letters: While I am silent and unobserv'd in publick Meetings, You are admired by all that approach You as the Life and Genius of the Conversation. What an happy Conjunction of different Talents meets in him whose whole Discourse is at once animated by the Strength and Force of Reafon, and adorned with all the Graces and Embellishments of Wic? When Learning irradiates common Life, it is then in its highest Use and Perfection; and it is to such as Your Lordship, that the Sciences owe the Esteem which they have with the active Part of
Mankind. Knowledge of Books im reclufe Men, is like that sort of Lanthorn which hides him who carries it, and serves only to pass through secret and gloomy Paths of his own ; but in the Possession of a Man of Business, it is a Torch in the Hand of one who is willing and able to thew those, who are bewildered, the Way which leads to their Prosperity and Welfare. A generous Concern for your Country, and a Passion for every thing which is truly Grear and Noble, are what actuate all Your Life and Actions; and I hope You will forgive me that I have an Ambition this Book may be placed in the Library of so good a Judge of what is valuable, in that Library where the Choice is such, that it will not be a Disparagement to be the meaneft Author in it. Forgive me,