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5. sense & understanding, the public will ever estimate according to its interest; it will not proportion its esteem to the number & suttlety of ideas necessary to succeed in this or that basings, but to the advantages it acquires by it; The most able Lawyer or most excellent painter will never be regarded like an able Politician, or a Succesful tho ignorant general,the reason is plain, the public has more occasion for Politicians than Lawyers & Painters & let a man of very middling tallents, favour'd by circumstances, do great things in a high office, he will ever posses superior to one; who tho possesing ten times his parts, is in a lower Office presented by unforeseen events from executing anything considerable.