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2u. Mr. WILLIAM Berrow,
MERCHANT in Bristol.
Address this little Performance
to you, from a much better Motive, and from a more intimate Acquaintance with your Heart and Understanding, than Dedicators are usually actuated by, in their Addresses to their Patrons,
Indeed, I neither consider
you in the Light of the latter, nor myself in that of the former, but as Friend to Friend; and this Epistle arifes from an Ambition, that my Name and yours may be seen thus publickly united together.
If the World find in me, as a Writer, as many Excellencies and Virtues as I know. exist in you as a Man, I shall feel no Pain for the Reception of whatever
be contained in the following Sheets.
But left I should deviate from the Path of Friendship and Intimacy, into that of Panegyric ; and
my Impulse, and Love of do ing Justice to your Character, carry me beyond what you will like to fee; I here conclude myself,
Your most obedient Servant,
London, May 30,
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