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taking, are pleased to condescend to his Request, and accordingly do.hereby give and grant unto him the faid fohn

Chamberlayme, his Heirs, Executors, Adminiftrators and Assigns, Our Royal License and Privilege for the fole Printing and Publishing the said Work, Entitled as aforesaid, for and during the Term of Fourteen Years, to be computed from the Day of the Date hereof, strictly charging, prohibiting, and forbidding all Our Subjects to Reprint, Translate, or Abridge the said Work, or any part of it ;, or to import, buy, vend, utter, or distribute any copies of the same, or any part thereof, Reprinted beyond the Seas, within the said Terin, without the Consent and Approbation of the said John Chamberlayne, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators and Assigns, by Writing under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they and every of them hereint offending will answer the contrary at their Perils. Whereof the Mafter,. Wardens, and Company of Stationers of Our City of London, the Commilfioners and Officers of our Cuftoms, and all *Other Our Officers and Ministers whom it

inay concern, are to take due Notice, that strict Obedience be given to Our Pleasure herein fignified.

Given at Our Court at Windsor, the Seventeenth

Day of August, 1707, in the Sixth Year of

Our Reign.



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Hat Excellent Princess

to whom the World owes your Majesty's

Birth, obtain'd your Permission, a few Years ago, to lay this Book at your Feet; and Providence has, since that Permifsion, made You my Sovereign. This Offering, which was intended an Expression of Zeal, is now an


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of Allegiance. As the Quality of the Duty is exalted, fo is also the Pleasure in performing it.

I have now a near Interest in the Virtues which I before admired at a Distance, and that Goodness which was a Pleasure in Expectation, is become a Happiness in Poffeffion.

Your Majesty's long Experience in the Arts of Peace and War, gives your Subje&s a confident Prospect of seeing their Country establish'd in the happy Enjoyment of Wealth and Honour. The Fatigues and Vicissitudes of a Military Life, and Observation of Man. kind, under the respective Conditions of being victorious and conquerd, has fupply'd your Majesty with a deep Sense of the Great and Glorious Charge of a Sovereign, and


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of the High Station which is given You by Him who has it in his Power to correct the Proud, and exalt the Oppress'd.

The following Book will enter. tain Your Majesty with an Enumeration of all those Offices with which the Crown of England is able to distinguilh fuch of its Subjects as are most capable, to do Service to their Prince and their Country ; the judicious, or misinform'd Distribution of these, has been ever the Bane, or Happiness of our Sovereign : But we have delightful Hopes from Hence, in your Majesty's Reign, since it is usual in Courts to form their Manners in Imitation of the Prince. Whereever. Our King is made the Example, exact Justice, punctual.


Payments, Gentleness to Inferiors, and good Will to all, must be the Measure and Rule of Life.

Your Majesty will observe the Wise Oeconomy in the Houshold of our Princes, where all Orders of Men, from the highest Peer to the humblest Yeoman, may meet Persons of their own Quality to receive and direct them in the Favour or Satisfaction they may promise themselves from the Royal Presence. The ample Provisions for the Tables of Great Officers, the several Denominations of Gen. tlemen," Grooms, Pages and Ycomen, are Testimonies of the Generous Institutions of our Princes, to communicate themselves to all Degrees of their Subjects, by the .noble Means of Kindness and Hof


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