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To which is added,
A Paraphrase on Part of the Book of JOB.
A New EDITION, Corrected by the Author,
Sunt lacryme rerum, & mentem mortalia tangunt. Virg.
L 0 N 2 O N:
J. DODSLEY, in Pall-Mall.
CONTENTS of the Seventh Night.
EAV'N gives the needful, but neglected, Call.
What Day, what Hour, but knocks at human
This, Earth and Skies * already have proclaim'd.
* Night the Sixth
P R E F A C E.
'S the Occasion of this Poem was real,
not fictitious; so the Method pursued in it, was rather imposed, by what spontaneously arose in the author's mind, on that occasion, than meditated, or designed. Which will appear very probable from the nature of it. For it differs from the common mode of Poetry, which is from long narrations to draw fort morals. Here, on the contrary, the narrative is short, and the morality arising from it, makes the bulk of the Poem. The reason of it is, That the fasts mentioned did naturally pour thefe moral reflections on the thought of the writer.