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TO THE

Right Honourable my very good Lord

THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM,

His Grace Lord High Admiral of England.

EXCELLENT LORD,

SOLOMON says,

A good name is as a pre“ cious ointment;" and I assure myself such will your Grace's name be with posterity : for your fortune and merit both have been emi. nent; and you have planted things that are like to last. I do now publish my Essays ; which, of all

my

other works, have been most current: for that, as it seems, they come home to men's business and bosoms. I have enlarged them both in number and weight; so that they are indeed a new work : I thought it therefore agreeable to my affection and obligation to your Grace, to prefix your name be: fore them, both in English and Latin ; for I do conceive, that the Latin volume of them, being in the universal language, may last as long as books last. My Instauration I dedi

cated to the king ; my History of Henry the Seventh, which I have now translated into Latin, and my portions of Natural History, to the Prince; and these I dedicate to your Grace, being of the best fruits, that, by the good increase which God gives to my pen

and labours, I could yield. God lead your Grace by the hand.

Your Grace's most obliged

And faithful servant,

FR. ST. ALBAN.

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Plantations
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Prophecies
Ambition.
Masques and Triumphs

Nature in Men
Lo Custom and Education

Fortune

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Beauty.
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