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These build as fast as knowledge can destroy ;
In Folly's cup still laughs the bubble, joy;
One prospect lost, 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 ftill must rise, 'Tis this, Tho' Man's a fool, yet GOD IS WISE.

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A R G U M E N T

OF

E P I S T L E III.

Of the Nature and State of Man with respect to

Society.

I. THE whole Universe one system of Society, x 7,

&c. Nothing made wholly for itself, nor yet wholly for another, Ý 27. The happiness of Animals mutual, ý 49. IÍ. Reason or Instinct operate alike to the good of each Individual, x 79. Reason or Instinct operate also to Society, in all animals, x 109. III. How far Society carried by Instinct, ¥ 115. How much farther by Reason, ø 128. IV. Of that which is called the State of Nature, 144. Reason instructed by Instinct in the invention of Arts, v 166, and in the Forms of Society, Ý 176. V. Origin of Political Societies, x 196. Origin of Monarchy, x 207. Patriarchal government, Ý 212. VI. Origin of true Religion and Government, from the same principle of Love, ý 231, &c. Origin of Superftition and Tyranny, from the same principle, of Fear, ý 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, ý 285. Mixt Government, v 288. Various Forms of each, and the true end of all, \ 300, &c.

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EPI S T L E III.

H

ER E then we rest : “ The Universal Cause

“ Acts to one end, but acts by various laws." In all the madness of superfluous healthy The trim of pride, the impudence of wealth,

VARIATIONS.

Ver. 1. in several Edit. in 4to.

Learn, Dulness, learn! “ The Universal Cause, &c. WE are now come to the third epistle of the Essay on Man. It having been thewn, in explaining the origin, use, and end of the Passions, in the second epiftle, that Man hath social as well as selfish paffions, that doctrine naturally introduceth the third, which treats of Man as a SOCIAL animal ; and connects it with the second, which considered him as an INDIVIDUAL. And as the conclufion from the subject of the first epifle made the introduction to the second, so here again, the conclufion of the second

(Ev'n mean Self-love becomes, by force divine,

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