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Imilitude of Man

ners and Studies

is usually mentioned as one of the strongeft Motives to Affection


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and Esteem ; but the pallionate Veneration I have for Your Lordship,Ithink, flows from an Admiration of Qualities in You, of which in the wholeCourse of these Papers, I have acknowledged my self incapable. While I busie my self as a Stranger upon Earth, and can pretend to no other than being a Looker-on, You are confpicuous in the Busie and



Polite World, both in the World of Men and that of Letters. While I am silent and unobserved in publick Meetings, You are admired by all that approach You as the Life and Genius of the ConversationWhat an happy Conjunction of different Talents meets in him whose whole Discourse is at once animated by the Strength and Force of Reason, and a


dorned with all the Graces and Embellishments of Wit? 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 in recluse Men, is like that sort of Lanthorn which hides him who car

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