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Wisdom'j Institution of a Prince.

Humbly Inscribed to Hit Royal Highness the Pr. I N C E ef W A L E f.

TH E greatest blessing, which can happen to mankind and empires, is to be governed _ by Princes, who are well instructed in true piety, and enjoy a full capacity for the arts of government. Such a benefaction includes in it many other blessings; for nothing is more excellent than that which most perfectly resembles God; and the noblest image of the Deity is a Prince, who is just, moderate, chaste, holy, and who reigns only that he may make virtue nourish.

But how often do we find Princes, either not well instructed in their duties, or the first tincture of their good education soon defaced? How many tave given themselves up to the piea

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sures of power, without informing themselves of its just bounds? Pride, the secret venom which accompanies sovereign power, keeps them from asking counsel, and from following it. They imbibe the errors of those that flatter them. They become indifferent, if not enemies to truth. They accustom themselves to confound reason and justice with their will. They abandon themselves to sensual pleasures, while the whole weight of public affairs is thrown upon others. They live and die without knowing either the origin, of their power,or its lawful use, and the account they must render of it: and they are all their days strangers to their dominions and their people, whole wants they are ignorant of, whose A happiness

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