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RIGHT HON. EARL FITZWILLIAM,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
I beg You to accept the Dedication of this Volume. It is -written upon a theme which has ever commanded Your close attention and received Your munificent support. As a Treatise, it is not improbable that it may contain opinions with which Your judgment does not coincide. Its spirit of freedom and candour I am confident that You will approve.
Were I to address Your Lordship, as did Walker King* at an early period of Your life, it would be
* Bishop of Rochester. in a Dedication prefixed to an Edition of Burke.