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THE

BRITISH NEPOS:

CONSISTING OF

THE LIVES

OF
ILLUSTRIOUS BRITONS,
WHO HAVE DISTINGUISHED THEMSELVES BY THEIR VIRTUES,

TALENTS, OR REMARKABLE ADVANCEMENT IN LIFE;
WITH INCIDENTAL PRACTICAL REFLECTIONS.

BY WILLIAM MAVOR, LL.D.

AND ASSISTANTS.

TWELFTH EDITION.
WITH TWENTY-FOUR PORTRAITS.

Hic manus, ob patriam pugnando vulnera passi :
Quique sacerdotes casti, dum vita manebat:
Quique pi vates, et Phoebo digna locuti :
Inventas aut qui vitam excoluere per artes :
Quique sui memores alios fecere merendo...... VIRGIL.

London:
PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, ORME, AND
BROWN, PATERNOSTER-ROW; AND TO BE HAD or ALL BOOK

SELLERS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY..

(Price Five Shillings Bound.)

1816.

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Thomas Wilson and Sons, Printers, High-Ousegate, York.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

THE EARL OF MOIRA,

BARON RAWDON, &c. &c. &c.

XY LORD,

In presenting to the public a new edition of a work which has gained the most flattering approbation, I am happy to embrace the opportunity afforded me, of evincing a small share of respect where I feel respect to be so justly due. The good and the great have ever been the models your Lordship bas kept in view; and among the illus. trious dead whom it has been my task to hold up as mirrors to the rising generation, few, very few, in the estimation of the living, rank higher, for every quality that adorns the man and the hero, than the Earl of MOIRA.

It is the peculiar felicity of those who have the honour to be in any way connected with your Lord. ship, never to have occasion to justify your con. duct, or to vindicate your fame; and seldom is it the lot of public men, however able or upright, to command this enviable distinction.

That it may be late, however, before the future biographer can do full justice to your various

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