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G EORGE the Second, by the Grace of God, King of
I Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To all to whom these Presents shall come, Greeting : WHEREAS Our trusty and well-beloved William Warburton, Doctor in Divinity, Dean of Our Cathedral Church of Bristol, hath, by his Petition, humbly represented unto Us, that the late Alexander Pope, Esq; having by his Will bequeathed unto him, the Petitioner, the Property of all such of his Works already printed, as he the said Petitioner hath written, or shall write, Commentaries, or Notes, upon; and all the Profits which should arise, after his Death, from such Editions as he, the said Petitioner, should publish, without future Alterations; and that being desirous of reaping the Fruits of his Labour, which he cannot enjoy without Our Royal Licence and Protection, he hath therefore, most humbly besought Us to grant him Our Royal Privilege and Licence for the sole Printing, Publishing and Vending the said Works, for the Term of Fourteen Years ; We being graciously pleased to gratify him in his said Request, do, by these Presents, agreeable to the Statute in that Behalf made and provided, for Us, Our Heirs and Successors, give and grant unto the said. Doctor William Warburton, Dean of Bristol, his Executors, Administrators, and Asigns, Our Royal Privilege and Licence for the sole Printing and Publishing the said Works, for, and during the Term of Fourteen Years; to be computed from the Day of the Date hereof; ftri&tly forbidding and prohibiting all Our Subjects within Our Kingdoms of Ğreat Britain and Ireland, and other Our Dominions, to reprint or abridge the same, either in the like, or any other Volume or Volumes whatfoever, or to import, buy, vend, utter or distribute any Copies of the same, or any Part thereof, reprinted, beyond the Seas, within the said Term of Fourteen Years, without the Consent or Approbation of the said Doctor William Warburton, Dean of Bristol, his Heirs, Executors, and Afligns, by Writing under his or their Hands and Seals first had and obtained, as they and every of them, offending herein, will answer the contrary at their Perils; whereof the Malter, Wardens, and Company of Stationers of Our City of London, the Commissioners and other Officers of Our Cuftoms, and all other Our Officers and Ministers whom it may concern, are to take Notice that due Obedience be given to Our Pleasure herein fignified. Given at Our Court at Kensington, the Twenty-fourth Day of July 1759, in the Thirty-third Year of Our Reign.
By His Majesty's Command,