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SOME estates are held in England by paying a fine at the change of every lord. I have enjoyed the patronage of your family, from the time of your excellent grandfather to this present day. I have dedicated the translation of the Lives of Plutarch to the first Duke; and have celebrated the memory of your heroic father. Though I am very short of the age of Nestor, yet I have lived to a third generation of your house; and by your Grace's favour am admitted still to hold from you by the fame tenure.
I am not vain enough to boast that I have deserved the value of to illustrious a line ; but my fortune is the greater, that for three des scents they have been pleased to distinguish my VOL. III.