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EVERY MAN CHUSES TO BE PRESENT AT THE SHAVING
268. b. 119.
To the POLISH COUNT,
HE ufual ftile of Dedications is that of flattery, attended with selfish views, fince the firft addrefs of the fort, which, it feems, was produced from the fervile pen of indigence, and it plainly appears, that Authors, in the moment of adulation, erect a confequence to themfelves; and while they distress the favour of their Mecænas, or put their Hero to the blush, they facrifice to their own vanity.
At the fame time that it must be admitted, that great and diftinguished characters command admiration and refpect from the public, it cannot be paffed over in filence, that the greatest adept in Eulogy would be at a lofs to add the leaft fpark of luftre to yours, without derogating