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WILLIAM HONEYCOMB, ESQ.
I HE former volumes of the Spectator having been dedicated to some of the most celebrated persons of the age, I take leave to inscribe this last to you, as to a gentleman who hath ever been ambitious of appearing in the best company.
You are now wholly retired from the bu. sy part of mankind, and at leisure to reflect upon your past achievements; for which reason I look upon you as a person very well qualified for a dedication.
I may possibly disappoint my readers, and yourself too, if I do not endeavor, on this occasion, to make the world acquainted with your virtues. And here,