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Neque enim lex æquior ulla,
Ovid. de Arte Am.
DU B L I N:
A. Ewing at the Angel and Bible, and W. Smith at
To Her Royal Highness the PRIN CES S. MADAM,
THAT high Station, which by Your
1 Birth You hold above the People, exacts from every one, as a Duty, whatever Honours they are capable of paying to Your Royal Highness: But that more exalted Place, to which Your Virtues have rais'd You, -above the rest of Princes, makes the Tribute of our Admiration and Praise, rather a Choice more immediately preventing That Duty.
The Publick Gratitude is ever founded on a Publick Benefit; and what is universally Bless'd, is always an universal Bleffing. Thus from Yourself we derive the Offerings whicla we bring; and that Incense which arises to Your Name only returns to its Original, and but n urally requites the Parent of its Being.
Frorn hence it is that this Poem, constituted on a Moral, whose End is to recommend and to encourage Virtue, of consequence has recourse to Your Royal Highness's Patronage ; aspiring to cast itself beneath your Feet, and declining Approbation, 'rill You shall cor.defcend to own it, and vouchsafe to shine upon it as on a Creature of Your Influence. A 2