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66. skill yet fond of Peace, He never enter'd into a War but out of real necessity, destining bloodshed, He lamented every private soldiers fall & was must humane & merciful where He conquer'd. As to Government He was reckon'd the greatest Politician of the age ever firm in adversity, moderate in prosperity, constant in His friendships, & too much so in His aversions, extrem'ly easy & familar with the low & humble Man, but high & Stately with the proud; ^ [[addition]] an [[/addition]] excellent economist in his private affairs but liberal on all public occasion; His people's good was His Reigning passion, the great principal of every action, He is said never to have omitted a day from going to Divine service & to Council; He kept a strict eye over the administration of justice, & chose men for