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THE CONSTANT MAN.
AUTHOR OF “TREMAINE,” “DE VERE,” &c.
Cum magnis vixi, cum plebeiis, cum omnibus;
DR. KING'S Epitaph upon Himself.
IN FOUR VOLUMES.
HENRY COLBURN, PUBLISHER,
GREAT MARLBOROUGH STREET.
LADY FREDERICK BENTINCK.
“ With age decayed, with courts and business tired,
Caring for nothing but what ease required,
Such were the words of a man, one of the most eminent of his time, whether we consider bis character for arts, arms, general literature, or poetry ; whether as a courtier, a politician, or a man of quality. What business then have I with them, will your ladyship say, resembling him in none of these particulars ? My answer is, that if I do not in any thing else, I resemble him in the four lines I have quoted. It is certain (though I do not like, even at seventysix, to talk of “age decayed") that I am not a little older than when I first had the honour and good fortune of being known to you; that I have done with courts; am tired of business; and now care for nothing but what ease requires.
• Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham.