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MEMOIRS:

Containing the LIVES of
SEVERAL LADIES

OF

GREAT BRITAIN.

A History of ANTIQUITIES, PRODUC-

TIONS of NATURE, and MONUMENTS
of ART.

Observations on the Christian Religion, as pro-

fessed by the established Church, and Diffenters
of every Denomination.

REMARKS on the Writings of the greatest ENGLISH

Divines : And a Review of the WORKS of the
Writers called INFIDELS, from Lord HERBERT of
CHERBURY, to the late Lord Viscount BOLINGBROKE.

With a variety of DISQUISITIONS and OPINIONS relative

to Criticism and MANNERS ; and many extraordinary
Adions.

In SEVERAL LETTERS.

L O N D ON:
Printed for John Noon, at the White-Hart,
near MERCER's Chapel, in Cheapside.

MDCCLV.

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LITERARY REFLEXIONS, and Accounts of

ANTIQUITIES and Curious THINGS.

IN

SEVERAL LETTERS.

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præftare, et quicquid impræsentiarum fibi obvenit, diligere. What any one may fay or think of him, or do against him, on

this he spends not a thought. He is contented and abundantly satisfied with these two things ; with acting justly in what he is at present doing; and with approving and loving what is at present appointed for him.

M. Ant. L. X. S. 11.

L O N D o N:
Printed for John Noon, at the White-Hart, near the

Poultry, Cheapside. M. DCC. LV.

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MADAM,

f all the ladies I can think of, or have

the least acquaintance with, you are

the most proper one to whom I ought to inscribe the following Memoirs ; not only as you are the ablest and most impartial judge I know of such a performance, and that, fo far as the best judgment can go, the thing may stand or fall upon your opinion of it ; but because you have a relish for the subjects treated of in these sheets, and in the

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