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We thank ALPHA for his “ Original Epitaphs,” which will claim
The Sonnet of ABICUS, on seeing a print of Faversham Abbey,
appear in our next.
To their High Mightenesses and Most PUISSANT Conse-
Petitioner was formed and fashioned for useful and benevolent purposes, and having been honoured from the beginning with the King's countenance, is anxious to travel about doing good, with free circulation and rapid currency.
That your Petitioner has found himself of late years compelled by circumstances, over which he has had no control, either to stay at home idle and useless, contrary to his nature and properties, or else to be tossed about here and there, in places and directions and amongst people and for purposes, neither creditable nor congenial to his feelings. That your Petitioner considers that we are now fallen upon
times when it is necessary to be scrupulously exact, that all things be applied to the uses for which they were designed, respectively, and that all the friends of good order and management should, by their care and zeal, advance so desirable a consummation. That your
Petitioner feels convinced, if such should be the case,