270 AN HUMBLE
ADDRESS
TO BOTH
Houses of PARLIAMENT.
By M. B. Drapier.
Writ before the Lord Carteret came over, and soon after the fourth Drapier's Letter.
Multa gemens ignominiam Plagasque; superb: Victoris.

I HAVE been told, that Petitions and Addresses, either to King or Parliament, are the Right of every Subject; provided they consist with that Respect, which is due to Princes and great Assemblies. Neither do I remember, that the modest Proposals, or Opinions of private Men, have been ill received, when they have not been delivered in the Style of Advice; which is a Presumption far from my Thoughts. However, if Proposals should be looked upon as too assuming; yet I hope, every Man may be suffer'd to declare his own and the Nation's Wishes. For Instance; I