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FROM THE EARLIEST RECORDS,
RELATING TO THE
REVOLUTIONS OF EMPIRES AND KINGDOMS,
England and France,
A PICTURE OF THE PRESENT TIMES,
Reformation over all the World.
HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY,
QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN,
&c. &c. &c.
PERMIT me to approach the footstool of your Majesty's throne, not merely with the respect and duty of a loyal and affectionate subject, to a dignified, merciful, and beneficent Sovereign, but with that awe and deference impressed by a sense of the peculiar care and guardianship Divine Providence has vouchsafed to your Majesty in those visitations of trouble and affliction, with which earthly power has endeavoured to overwhelm you; but, as has been most truly said, “ Providence tempers the wind to the new-shorn lamb,”