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- I wish no other herald,
“ No other speaker of my living actione,
“ To keep mine honour from corruption,
“Than such an honest chronicler." -
HEn.VIII. Act. 4. Sc. 2.

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NOTHER year has elapsed, and another,

being the seventh, has been added to our former volumes. As in the preceding ones, the lives in this have been drawn up by different pens, and, like them too, it is most earnestly hoped that it may experience a favourable reception on the part of the public.

In one point of view, indeed, it can exhibit a fairer claim to indulgence than its precursors, as it contains the memoirs of several English ladies, alike celebrated for their talents and accomplishments. Nor have eminent characters of the other sex been neglected, as the reader will here find statesmen, orators, and artists who adorn, together with admirals and generals who have fought the battles of, their country.

In the Appendix a few mistakes have been rectified, while some omissions have been at the same time supplied; and the Editors trust that, upon the whole, the PUBLIc chARAct ERs of 1805 will not prove inferior, either in point of composition or importance, to those of any former year.

LoNDon, October 25th, 1804.

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