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ON

ILLUSTRIOUS and OTHER PERSONS,

IN

SEVERAL PARTS of EUROPE.

WITH

TRANSLATIONS

Of such as are in

LATIN and Foreign LANGUAGES.

A N D

Compendious Accounts of the DECEASED,

Their LIVES and WORK S.

By JOHN HACKETT, Late Commoner of BALIOL-COLLEGE, OXFORD:

Life's but a walking Shadow, a poor Play'r,
That struts and frets bis Hour upon the Stage,
And then is heard no more ; it is a Tale
Told by an Idiot, full of Sound and Fury,
Signifying nothing-

In Two VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
Printed for T. OSBORNE, and J. Shipton, in Gray’s-INN.

M.DCC.LVII.

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To the Honourable

JAMES BRUCE, Esq;

OF

BROOMHALL, SCOTLAND.

DEAR SIR,

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S I know your Temper was always averse to fulsome Panegyric, and as even my Enemies will own that to

beamong the many Things in which I myself am not born to make any Figure, you need not fear being put out of Countenance any further than by having it known that you deign me the Honour of your Friendship.

This Connexion I could always boast of, even in the most ridiculous and absurd of all my Undertakings, in my Days of special Folly: But as I began to be a Fool very early, so I hope it will not be found that I have recovered the Use of my Senses too late.

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