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Printed by W. STRAHAN, J. and F. RIVINGTON,
W. Johnston, C. SAY, T. LONGMAN, T. CASLON,
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fessed of, to produce examples to the precept they would enforce from the living characters of their cotemporaA 3
ries; You cannot therefore expect for ever to be doing laudable things, and for ever to escape applause. It is in vain, you find, that you have always concealed greater excellencies, than others industriously present to view ; for the world will know that your beauty, though in the highest degree of dignity and sweetness, is but a faint image of the spirit which inhabits the amiable form which heaven has bestowed on you. It is observed by all who know you, that though you have an aspect and mien, which draw the attention and expecta tion of all who converse with
You, and a wit and good sense which surmount the great conceptions Your person raises in Your beholders, those perfections are enjoyed by you, like gifts of common acceptation; that lovely and affable air expresses only the humility of a great and generous heart; and the most shining accomplishments, used by others to attract vulgar admiration, are serviceable to You only, as they adorn piety and charity.
Though Your person and fortune equally raise the admiration and ambition of our whole sex, to move your attention to their