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Essay on Man

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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 Bishop of GLOUCESTER,

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Printed for A. MILLAR, and J. and R. TONSON,
in the Strand. M DCC LXIII.
[Pr. I s. 6 d.]

BODLEIAN

8 NOV 1929

LIBRARY

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BY THE EDITOR.

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HE ESSAY ON MAN, to use the Author's own Words, is a perfect Syftem of Ethics; in which Definition he included Religion For he was far from that Opinion of the noble Writer of the Characte ritics, that Morality could long fupport itself, or have even a real existence, without a reference to the Leity. Hence it is that the first Epistle regards Man with refpect to the Lord and Governor of the universe; as the fecond with refpect to himself; the Third to Society; and the fourth, to happiness. Having therefore formed and finished his Essay 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 MDCC 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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