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Ornamented with Three Portraits, by Bartolozzi, &c.
PRINTED FOR EDWARD JEFFERY, No. 11, PALL-MALL.
Price, One Guinea in Boards.
DIRECTIONS TO THE BINDER.
Portrait of SHAKSPEARE to face Title.
CAPELL, after his History of the Origin of
-Earl SOUTHAMPTON before Dedication to
E. Blackader, Printer,
HENRY WRIOTHESL Y,
EARL OF SOUTHAMPTON, AND BARON OF TITCHFIELD.
I KNOW not how I fhall offend in dedicating my unpolished lines to your Lordship, nor how the world will cenfure me for choosing so strong a prop to fupport so weak a burthen: only if your honour seem but pleased, I account myself highly praised, and vow to take advantage of all idle hours, till I have honoured you with fome graver labour. But if the firft heir of my invention prove deformed, I fhall be forry it had fo noble a godfather, and never after ear fo barren a land, for fear it yield me still fo bad a harvest. I leave it to your honourable furvey, and your honour to your heart's content; which I wish may always answer your own with, and the world's hopeful expectation.
Your Honour's in all duty,