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NOW THB POOR FELLOW DID HIS BEST, AND YET
HIS MASTER SMOTE HIM, BUT HE WAS VERY SORRY FOR IT
AFTERWARDS,

WILLIAM PENN,

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. RIDGWAX, YORK-STREET,

ST. JAMES"sh squaato

MDCC

249. 6.

64

Right Hon. LORD RAWDON.

MY LORD,

SUCH is the degeneracy of modern Dedication, that

with the immortal Butler,

« It matters not how false or forc'd,
“ So the best things be said of the worst;"

which would be sufficient to discourage the appearance of any thing under the name; were it not, that exceptions to this general assertion have arisen in our own days, evincing the mild but superior dignity of Truth, however unadorned, to all the glittering tinfel of unmerited panegyric.

These remarks, with respect to the present address, would be needless, were the Reader but aca quainted with the many and disinterested favours which you have from time to time conferred on me un. Solicited; he would then look on this to be, what in

reality

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