The Epistle Dedicatory.

TO THE
RIGHT HONOURABLE
Sir Nathan Wright, Knt.
LORD-KEEPER
OF THE
Great Seal
OF
ENGLAND,
One of the LORDS of Her MAJESTY'S most Honourable PRIVY-COUNCIL, &c.

My Lord,

T HE Author and Subject, here Presented to Your Lordship, have, in Themselves, the best of Claims to so Great a Protection: For, neither can He , whose known Capacity, Industry and Integrity, render'd Him the Ornament of His own Profession, and of His Prince's Council, apply Himself with more Success, than to One, who has risen, by the same Steps, to a Nobler Eminence of Honour and Employment ; nor ought any other, than the Guardian and Dispenser of Publick Equity, be Acknowledg'd as the Patron of the Law of Nature and Nations . But the Ambition of this Address was alike needful, in respect of the Translators; as an Occasion of acknowledging the Influence, which they feel from Your Lordships Authority, with regard both to their Function and their Studies: Your Lordship esteeming it no less worthy a Part of Your Character and Office, to Support the most Primitive Church, and the most Regular Universities; than to Preside over the Justice of the Wisest State, or to Direct the Policy of the Happiest

Reign. I am,

With all Duty and Respect,
Your Lordships most Obliged
Humble Servant
,

BASIL KENNETT.


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