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THE E S S A Y ES

. OR COVNSELS, CIVILL AND MOR ALL,

OF FRANCIS LO. VERVLAM,

VISCOVNT S! ALBAN.

Newly enlarged.

LONDON, Printed by IOHN HAVILAND for HANNA BARRET, and RICHARD WHITAKER, and are to be sold at the signe of the Kings head in

Pauls Church-yard. 1625.

TO T H E R I G H T Η Ο Ν Ο R Α Β L Ε Μ Υ VERY GOOD LO. THE DVKE

of Buckingham his Grace, Lo.

High Admirall of England.

EXCELLENT LO.

CALOMON saies ; A good Name is as a precious D oyntment; And I assure my selfe, such wil your Graces Name bee, with Posteritie. For your Fortune, and Merit both, haue beene Eminent. And you haue planted Things, that are like to last. I doe now pub. lish my Essayes; which of all my other workes, haue beene most Currant: For that, as it seemes, they come home, to Mens Businesse, and Bosomes. I haue en. larged them, both in Number, and Weight; So that they are indeed a New Worke. I thought it therefore agreeable, to my Affection, and Obligation to your Grace, to prefix your Name before them, both in English, and in Latine. For I doe conceiue, that the

xxviii The Epistle Dedicatorie
Latine Volume of them, (being in the Vniuersall Lan-
guage) may last, as long as Bookes last. My Instaura-
tion, I dedicated to the King: My Historie of HENRY
the Seuenth, (which I haue now also translated into
Latine) and my Portions of Naturall History, to the
Prince: And these I dedicate to your Grace; Being
of the best Fruits, that by the good Encrease, which
God giues to my Pen and Labours, I could yeeld.
God leade your Grace by the Hand.

Your Graces most Obliged and
faithfull Seruant,

FR. ST. ALBAN.

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