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LONDON:

Printed for J. ff^ilford, at the Three Flower-de-Luces,
behind the Chapter-House, St. TauVs.

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To the READER.

HE Author has been induced to publish these Epifiles separately for two Reasons; The one, that he might not impose upon the Vublick too much at once of what he thinks incorrect The other, that by this Method he might profit of its Judgement on the Parts, in order to make the Whole less unworthy of it.

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ESSAY ^ MAN.

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NOW then Thy-felf, presume riot God to scan;

The only Science of Mankind is Man.

Plac'd On this Isthmus of a Middle State,
A Being darkly wife, and rudely great:
With too much Knowledge for the Sceptic Side,
With too much Weakness for a Stoic's Pride,
He hangs between- in doubt to act, or rest,
To deem himself a Part of God, or Beast;

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