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See some strange comfort ev'ry state attend,
And Pride bestow'd on all, a common friend;
See some fit Passion ev'ry age supply,
Hope travels thro', nor quits us when we die.

Behold the child, by Nature's kindly law, 275
Pleas'd with a rattle, tickled with a straw:
Some livelier play-thing gives his youth delight,
A little louder, but as empty quite:
Scarfs, garters, gold, amuse his riper stage,
And beads and pray’r-books are the toys

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age: COMMENTARY. and ingenious; which teaches, That these illusions are the follies of Men, which they willfully fall into, and through their own fault; thereby depriving themselves of much happiness, and exposing themselves to equal misery: But that still God (according to his univerfal way of working) graciously turns these follies so far to the advantage of his miserable creatures, as to be the present solace and support of their distresses : - Tho? Man's a fool, yet God is wise.

NOTES. unwilling to exchange their fessedly larger, and infinitely own acquirements even for more eminent, in another. those of the same kind, con- To this end he wrote,

What partly pleases, totally will shock :

I question much, if Toland would be Locke. but wanting another proper Popery the Opus operatum. instance of this truth when he As this is a description of the published his last Edition of circle of human life returning the Efsay, he reserved the lines into itself by a second childabove for some following onc. hood, the poet has with great

VER. 280. And beads and elegance concluded his descrippray’r-books are the toys of age:] tion with the fame figure with A Satire on what is called in which he set out.

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Pleas'd with this bauble still, as that before; 281 'Till tir'd he neeps, and Life's poor play is o'er.

Mean-while Opinion gilds with varying rays Those painted clouds that beautify our days; Each want of happiness by Hope supply'd, 285 And each vacuity of sense by Pride : These build as fast as knowledge can destroy;

ftill laughs the bubble, joy; One prospect loft, another still we gain; And not a vanity is giv’n in vain;

290 Ev'n mean Self-love becomes, by force divine, The scale to measure others wants by thine. See! and confess, one comfort still muft rise, 'Tis this, Tho' Man’s a fool, yet God is WISE.

NOTES VER. 286. And each vacuity ! juste ni raisonable, qu'il attende of sense by Pride :] An eminent des loüanges publiques : car elles Caluist, Father Francis Garasje, ne lui font pas duës

. Mais afin in his Somme Theologique, has que ses travaux ne demeurent pas drawn a very charitable con- sans recompense, Dieu lui donne clusion from this principle. Se- une satisfaction personnelle, que lon la Justice (dit cët equitable personne ne lui peut envier sans Théologien) tout travail honnête uné injustice plus que barbare ; doit être recompensé de louange tout ainsi que Dieu qui est juste ou de satisfaction. Quand les donne de la satisfaction aux bons esprits font un ouvrage ex

Grenouilles de leur chant. Aucellent, ils sont justement recom- trement le blâme public, joint à pensez par les fuffrages du Pub- leur mécontentement, seroit suflic

. Quand un pauvre esprit fisant pour les réduire au deftravaille beaucoup, pour faire un espoir. mauvais guvrage, il n'est pas

ARGUMENT OF EPIS T L E III. Of the Nature and State of Man with respect tg

to Society.

I. THE whole Universe one system of Society, x 72 &c.

Nothing made wholly for itself, nor yet wholly for another, x 27. The happiness of Animals mutual, x 49. II. Reason or Instinct operate alike to the good of each Individual, x 79. Reason or Instinct operate also to Society, in all animals, ♡ 109. III. How far Society carried by Instinet, x 115. How much farther by Reafon, x 128. IV. Of that which is called the State of Nature, 144. Reafon instructed by Inftin&t in the invention of Arts, x 166, and in the Forms of Society, Ý 176. V. Origin of Political Societies, * 196. Origin of Monarchy, x 207. Patriarchal government, x 212. VI. Origin of true Religion and Government, from the same principle, of Love, x 231, &c. Origin of Superstition and Tyranny, from the same principle, of Fear, X 237, &c. The Influence of Self-love operating to the social and public Good, x 266. Restoration of true Religion and Government on their first principle, \ 285; Mixt Government, x 288. Various Forms of each, and the true end of all, x 300, &c. .

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