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The Editor of this little Volume was a person of considerable literary abilities and judgment: and had he not been taken to his reward early in life, this production proves, that mankind might have been much benefited by his judicious labours. As a COLLECTION it is inferior to none in the kingdom. And as the Compiler was justly esteemed for his piety and vivacity of spirit, so has he made choice of those pieces that cannot fail, if duly attended to, to insiil into the mind of the Reader, the love of virtue and true religion; abstracted from all illiberal ideas and per
TO THE READER.
dantic notions, which are only of man's invention.
He was not confined in his sentiments to any particular human system; but the tenor of his conduct, private and public, proved him to be actuated by the best principles, The love of God, and of all Mankind. From such abilities, therefore, it is natural to expect the most agreeable productions; and herein, we apprehend, the judicious reader will not be disappointed.
Adam's Relation to Raphael, of the first Survey
Adam's penitential Reflections after his Fall .... 23
Adam and Eve expelled Paradise........... 28
From the Second Chapter of the Wisdom of
A Paraphrase on the latter Part of the Sixth
Hassan; or the Camel-Driver .......... ...... 36
Virtue alone affords True Happiness
Launching into Eternity ...........
Meditation in a Grove .........
Charity. A Paraphrase on the Thirteenth
Chapter of the First Epistle to the Corin-
The Frailty and Folly of Man..
Preservation by Land and Sea..........
A Soliloquy on the Immortality of the Soul.... 76
A Paraphrase on Part of the Nineteenth Psalm 77
Cardinal Wolsey's. Lamentation on his Fall .... 80
On the Words: If thou knewest who it is, &C... 85
Four Elegies; Descriptive and Moral.
I. Written at the Approach of Spring 102
II. Written in the Hot Summer of 1757...... 106
IV. Written in Winter ........
An Hymn from the Eiglith Psalm
An Elegy, describing the Sorrow of an ingen-
uous Mind, on the melancholy Event of