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ff T E N CANTO'S.
Translated from the French
|| Engijb Blank VERSE.
To which are now added,
The Argument to each CANTO,
Historical and Critical.
Printed forC. Davis, in Pater-Noster-Row.
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TH E following Dedication was written in English by Monsieur de VoltairCi and prefixed to his French Edition of the Henriade, published by himself in London.
IT is the Fate of Henry the Fourth to be protected by an Englifi Queen. He was assisted by that Great Elizabeth who was in her Age the Glory of her Sex. By whom can his Memory be so well protected, as by her who
resembles so much Elizabeth in her personal Virtues?
Your MAJESTY will find in this Book, bold, impartial Truths j Morality unstained with Superstition; a Spirit of Liberty equally abhorrent of Rebellion and of Tyranny 5 the Rights of Kings always asserted, and those of Mankind never laid aside.
The same Spirit in which it is written, gave me the Confidence, to offer it to the Virtuous Consort of a King, who among so many Crown'd Heads, enjoys, almost alone, the inestimable Honour of ruling a Free Nation; a King who makes his Power consist in being Beloved, and his Glory in being Just.