To the Right Honourable


J   O   H   N,

Lord Viscount S P E N C E R.


  MY LORD,

I Humbly beg leave to offer you
these two Volumes ; they are
the best my talents, with such bad
health as I have, could produce : --
had providence granted me a larger
stock of either, they had been a
much more proper present to your
Lordship.

                          I

D E D I C A T I O N

  I beg your Lordship will forgive
me, if, at the same time I dedi-
cate this work to you, I join Lady
SPENCER, in the liberty I take of
inscribing the story of Le Fever in
the sixth volume to her name ; for
which I have no other motive, which
my heart has informed me of, but
that the story is a humane one.


      I am,
        My Lord,
          Your Lordship's
            Most devoted,
      And most humble Servant,


                  L
AUR. STERNE.



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