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Essay on Man

VIRCE

IMMORTAL

TRANS

GLORI
MUND

to face the Title

ROMA ETEENA

Here in the rich, the honourd famd & great. See the false scale of Happiness compleat.


ESSAY

ON

MA A N.

BY

ALEXANDER POPE, Efq.

Enlarged and Improved by the AUTHOR.
Together with his MS. Additions and Variations

as in the Laft Edition of his Works.

With the NOTES of

WILLIAM, Lord Bifhop of GLOUCESTER.

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A.Walker sculp

LONDON:

Printed for A. MILLAR, and J. and R. TONSON,
in the Strand. M DCC LXIII.

[Pr. 1 s. 6 d.]

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BY

THE

EDITOR.

HE ESSAY ON MAN, to use the

TH

Τ Author's own Words, is a perfect Sy

ftem of Ethics; in which Definition he included Religion: For he was far from that Opinion of the noble Writer of the Characteriftics, that Morality could long fupport itself, or have even areal exiftence, without a reference to the Deity. Hence it is that the first Epistle regards Man with refpect to the Lord and Governor of the univerfe; as the fecond with respect to himself; the Third to Society; and the fourth, to happiness. Having therefore formed and finifhed his Effay in this View he was much mortified whenever he found it confidered in any other; or as a part and introduction only to a larger work. As appears from the conclufion of his fecond Dialogue, intitled M DCC XXXVIII, where he makes his impertinent adviser say,

Alas! alas! pray end what you began,
And write next Winter, more Effays on Man,

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