Thomas Stanley, translator (1665) Claudius Aelianus His Various History. Epistle (2 unnumbered pages)


TO

The Lady Newton

Madam,

Having in obedience to a Father's command made this first attempt upon Learning, my duty next directs me to lay it at your Ladiship's feet. The Original I received from a Person whose loss can never be too much lamented by any but your self, my dearest Cousin and your incomparable Son Mr Newton. Pardon me, Madam, that I have awaked a Grief which is alwaies too busie in disturbing your rest : I will therefore forbear those praises due to his memory, which upon any other account it were a kind of Sacrilege to suppress ; and shall onely beg your Ladiship's pardon for this Address, which affords me the honour of being known to be,

Madame,

Your Ladiship's

Most obedient Nephew
and most humble Servant,
THOMAS STANLEY.


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