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EARL OF SUNDERLAND.
VERY many favours and civilities (received from you private capacity) which I have no other way to acknowledge, will, I hope, excufe this prefumption; but the juftice I, as a SPECTATOR, owe your character, places me
above the want of an excufe. Candor and openness of heart, which fhine in all your words and actions, exact the highest esteem from all who have the honour to know you; and a winning condefcenfion to all fubordinate to you, made business a pleasure to thofe who executed it under you, at the fame time that it heightened her Majesty's favour to all who had the happiness of having it conveyed through your hands. A Secretary of State, in the interests of mankind, joined with that of his fellow-fubjects, accomplished with a great facility and elegance in all the modern as well as ancient languages, was a happy and proper member of a miniftry, by whofe fervices your fovereign and country are in fo