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PRINCESS ANNE OF DENMARK.
May it please your Royal Highness, THE following Devotions do in their original language abundantly recommend themselves to the world, not only by their own intrinsic worth, but by the authority of those venerable names, among whose works they are published. And since this last advantage is what the English cannot receive from the character of the translator, your Royal Highness will, I hope, have the goodness to pardon his ambition, in presuming to supply that defect, by the honour of your Royal Highness's patronage and acceptance. That holy zeal, which they are intended to kindle in others, good men behold with great satisfaction already shining bright in your Royal Highness; so that their proper and utmost efficacy to be attained with regard to you, Madam, is the cherishing and exercising that devotion and piety, which I pray God they may in some degree be serviceable for inspiring common readers with. May the Fountain of all goodness preserve your precious life, and continue your Royal Highness long to us, a bright example and a sigual blessing to this and future ages! May he hear and grant the daily petitions of his church, endue you with his Holy Spirit, enrich you with his heavenly grace, prosper you with all happiness, and bring you to his everlasting kingdom! These, Madam, I beg leave, with all humility and most profound respect, to assure your Royal Highness, are the sincere, earnest, and constant prayers of,
May it please your Royal Highness,
Most obedient, and
Most devoted Servant,
April 12, 1701.
TABLE OF CHAPTERS.
St. Augustine's Meditations. Book I.
St. Augustine of the Love of God; or, his Second Book of
Meditations. Book II.