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“ Res antiquæ laudis & artis Ingredior, fanctos ausùs recludere fontes.”

VIRG, Georg. ii.

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

WILLIAM PITT, ESQ.

Paymaker-General of his Majesty's Forces, One of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council;

And to the HONOURABLE Sir GEORGE LYTTELTON, BART. One of the Lords Commiffioners of the Treasury;

THESE POEMS

Are inscribed by the Author ;

Who is desirous that the Friendship, With which they have for many Years honoured him, And the sincere Affection and high Esteem,

Which he hath conceived for them,
From a long and intimate Knowledge
of their Worth and Virtue,

May be known
Wherever the Publication of the ensuing Pieces

Shall make. known the Name of

GILBERT WEST.

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