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And gave you Beauty, but deny'd the Pelf
That buys your sex a Tyrant o'er itself.
The gen'rous God, who Wit and Gold refines,
And ripens Spirits as he ripens Mines,

290 Kept Dross for Duchesses, the world shall know it, To you gave Sense, Good-humour, and a Poet.

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Plate XIV.

Vol. III. facing p.144.

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MORAL ESSAY S.

E P I S T L E III.

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Alen Lord Bathurst.

A R G U M E N T.

Of the Use of RICHES.

THAT it is known to few, most falling into one of the

extremes, Avarice or Profufion, x1, &c. The Point discuss’d, whether the invention of Money has been mare commodious, or pernicious to Mankind, 21 to 77. That Riches, either to the Avaricious or the Prodigal, cannot afford Happiness, scarcely Necessaries, x 89 to 160. That Avarice is an absolute Frenzy, without an End or Purpose, x113, &c. 152. Cone jectures about the Motives of Avaricious men, x 121 to 153. That the conduct of men, with respect to Riches, can only be accounted for by the ORDER OF PROVIDENCE, which works the general Good out

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of Extremes, and brings all to it's great End by perpetual Revolutions, x 161 to 178. How a Mifer acts upon Principles which appear to him reasonable, $ 179. How a Prodigal does the same, Ý 199. The due Medium, and true use of Riches, * 219. The Man of Ross, ♡ 250. The fate of the Profuse and the Covetous, in two examples; both miserable in Life and in Death, x 300, &c. The Story of Sir Balaam, ý 339 to the end.

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