MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN, THAT this brief Treatise is yours, both by right and by succession, will appear by the Authors and Actors ensuing Dedication. To praise either the Mistress or the Servant, might justly incur the censure of Quis eos unquam sanus vituperavit; eithers worth having sufficiently blazed their fame.
This Present loseth nothing, by glancing on former actions; and the observation of passed adventures may probably advantage future employments. CÆSAR wrote his own Commentaries; and this Doer was partly the Inditor.
For his sake, then, cherish what is good! and I shall willingly entertain check for what is amiss. Your favourable acceptance may encourage my collecting of more neglected notes! However, though Virtue, as Lands, be not inheritable; yet hath he left of his Name, one that resolves, and therein joys to approve himself.