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M A N.
Enlarged and Improved by the Author.
Together with his MS. Additions and Variations
as in the Last Edition of his Works.
With the NOTES of
William, Lord Bishop of Gloucester.
Printed for A. Mi1L A R, and J. and R. T o tt s o N,
in the Strand, M Dcc Lxiii.
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ADVERTISEMENT. By The Editor.
THE ESSAY ON MAN, to use the Author's own Words, is a perfect System of Ethics -, in which Definition he included Religion: For he was far from that Opinion of the noble Writer of she Characteristics, that Morality could long support itself, or have even a real existence, without a reference to the Deity. Hence it is that the first Epistle regards Man with respsct to the Lord and Governor of the universe; as the second with respect to himself; the Third lo Society; and the fourth, to happiness. Having therefore formed and finished his Essay 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 worlj. As appears from the conclusion of his second Dialogue, intitled Mdccxxxviii, where he makes hjs impertinent adviser say,
Alas! alas! pray end what you began,