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and a good Confcience are the chief Pursuits of Your Ambition: And therefore it is that You chufe Retirement at an Age, when others think they breath not out of a Hurry, and a Court. With what Satisfaction do you always leave the Diversions of the Town for the Solitude of Claremont, where Nature at one careless Stroak has sketcht an infinite Variety; so pleasant is the Situation, and yet so proud, You can at onceenjoy Your lov'd Recefs, and look down on the Neighb’ring Royal Palaces that are crowded below,


There the Air is not tainted with the - Breath of Flattery, nor ruffied with Animosities; but Truth walks unmask'd, and Innocence fleeps unguarded. There You Study the Intereft of the Publick, and the Good of every private Man; and imitate very early that great Consul who frequently withdrew from Rome, and the Fasces, to Practise at Tufculum what he had learned at Athens.

I have sometime since obferved, that he who came to advise You was always more welcome, than he that came to flatter

You; You; but if in any part of this, Your Modesty thinks me guilty of what I assure you Ideteft; continue to be what I believe You, and confirm as well the Judgment as the Opinion of,

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