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vain enough to believe. To render full justice to his various genius and acquirements, would demand some of his own powers. No wonder, therefore, if, under so illustrious a burthen, my pen should break down. But the intention, at least, may be excused by the admirers of a statesman, whom to remember is to honour; and whom to honour is but another name by which to express our reverence for those venerable institutions of our country, which, as forming its pride and boast, he laboured so strenuously to defend ; and which, through their influence on the national spirit, proved the salvation of Europe in the great struggle, now happily past. I have the honour to be, Sir,

With much respect,

Your most faithful
and obedient Servant,

James Prior.

vain enough to believe. To render full justice
to his various genius and acquirements, would
demand some of his own powers. No wonder,
therefore, if, under so illustrious a burthen,
my pen should break down. But the inten-
tion, at least, may be excused by the admirers
of a statesman, whom to remember is to
honour; and whom to honour is but another
name by which to express our reverence for
those venerable institutions of our country,
which, as forming its pride and boast, he
laboured so strenuously to defend ; and

which, through their influence on the national

spirit, proved the salvation of Europe in the

great struggle, now happily past. I have the

honour to be, Sir,

With much respect,

Your most faithful

and obedient Servant,

JAMES Prior.

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