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HE following pages are copied from an ancient Manuscript in possession of the Duke

and Duchess of Northumberland, who conceiving that fo singular a curiosity might afford the same amusement and pleasure to others, which it hath given to themselves, have caused a small impression to be taken off merely to bestow in presents to their friends.

The original Manuscript, which fills a very large folio volume, and is finely ingrossed upon a strong thick paper, had by some accident or other been lost to the Northumberland family, but was happily preserved in that of the Lords DACRE ; till the present nobleman restored it to the Duke and Duchess with a politeness that deserved their particular thanks. Nor ought the very obliging offices of Lord Camden to

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