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Enlarged and Improved by the Author.
With the NOTES of
M DCC LXIII."
HEESSAYON MAN, to use the
stem of Ethics; in which Definition he included Religion: For he was far from that Opinion of the noble Writer of the Characteristics, that Morality could long support itself, or have even a real existence, without a reference to the Deity. Hence it is that the for Epistle regards Man with respect to the Lord and Governor of the universe; as the second with respect to bimself; the Third to Society; and the fourth, to happiness. Having therefore formed and finished his Elay in this View he was much mortified whenever he found it considered in any other ; or as a part and introduction only to a larger work. As appears from the conclusion of his second Dialogue, intitled M D.CC XXXVIII, where he makes his impertinent adviser say,
Alas! alas! pray end what you began,