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Dowager Duchess of MARLBOROUGH,
From her first coming to Court,
To the Year 1710.
In a LETTER from Herself to MY LORD
Printed by JAMES BETTENHAM,
L ET TER, &c.
have brought themselves to be indifferent, not only whether they be at all remembered after death, but whether in cafe their names should survive them, they be mentioned with praise or infamy. If this be really a point of wisdom, it is infinitely beyond my reach; and I shall own further, that it seems to me too refined and sublime to be attained by any body, who has not first got rid of the prejudices of common sense and common honesty. I will not pretend to say, that the pafsion for fame may not sometimes be excessive, and deservedly the subject of ridicule. But surely, my lord,