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To his graci D: Thomas Herring,
Lord Archbishop ff YORK,
This Plate is humbly Inscribed by his
Gracas

Joseph Grove

Graces most obedient Serut

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OF THE

LIFE and TIMES

OF

Cardinal WOLSET,

Prime Minister to King Henry VIII.
I. Of his Birth, and the various to his Disgrace and Death, in-

Steps he took to attain Pre- cluding the general Transac-
ferment, connected with Af.

tions of Europe.
fairs, both Foreign and Do II. Memoirs of the Emperor
mestick, from the Death of CHARLES V. HENRY VIII.
EDWARD IV. to the End and FRANCIS I. from the De.
of the Reign of HENRY mise of the Cardinal, to their
VII.

respective Deaths.
II. Of his Conduct and Ma- IV. The Secret History of the

nagement while Prime Mini- Cardinal, by George Caven-
fter, commencing with the dish, Esq; his Gentleman-usher,
Reign of Henry VIII. and written in the Reign of Philip
continued by way of Annals and Mary.

In which are interspersed
The LIVES and memorable ACTIONS of the most eminent

Persons: And the whole illustrated with Political and

Moral Reflections.
Collected from Antient RECORDS, MANUSCRIPTS, and

HISTORIANS.

Adorn'd with Cuts, and a compleat Index.
Ne quid Falsi dicere audeat, ne quid veri non audeat. Cic.

Oh fatal Love of Fame! Ob glorious Heat !
Only destructive to the Brave and Great. Addis.

By JOSEPH GROVE, Gent.
The SECOND EDITION, VOL. IV.

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LONDON:
Printed for J. Wood, at the Royal Exchang

MDCCXLVIII.

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His ExcELLENCY
W I LLI A M,
W I L
Earl of HARRINGTON,
Lord-Lieutenant-General,

AND

General Governor of IRELAND.

My LORD,

HE important Service you

have render'd your Country, both in a Military and

Civil Capacity; the many arduous Negotiations in which you have acquitted yourself with real DigА

nity

nity and the utmost Reputation; and
that general Protection and Encourage-
ment, which LEARNING has ever found
from
your

Hands, are Inducements that embolden me to hope your Excellency's Patronage of this Volume.

The Actions of the great Statesman, whose Life I have attempted to write, were not only the Wonder of his own Age, but have afforded a large Field for the Disquisition of succeeding Times. And therefore I have presumed to lay them before so impartial a Judge as your Excellency, able at once to discover his Errors, and at the same time generous enough to acknowledge his Virtues.

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It is doubtless with grateful Joy, that a neighbouring Nation has experienced the happy Effects of your Excellency's wise and equal Administration: Ireland will certainly in her

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