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PHILOSOPHY OF MAN AND NATURE.
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To which ARE APPENDED
TWO POET I C A L S C R A PS,
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Page 75, 6th line, for if ignorant, read of ignorance.

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for Pity, read Piety.
for Nature, read Matter.
for the propensities, read propen-
sities. -
for of, read or.
for Manatau, read Manatou.
for severitees, read severities.
for further, read any further.
for cowardice, read moral coward-
ice. -
for threat, read threats.
for infringe, read impinge.
for Emphyrean, read Empyrean.

for general, read generous.

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TO THE READER.

HAving been particularly known among my familiar acquaintances, and, reputedly, by the public within my vicinity, as an avowed dissenter from the literality and supernaturalism of the Scriptures, in which there seemed enough of singularity, to induce a curious individual to solicit, from time to time, during several years, a publication of my anti-theolgical opinions, to which however, circumstances forbade assent; until, at length, I was importuned by letter, at two several times, from a reverened disciple of Universalism, to make the curious disclosure: And hence concluded to comply, and, therefore, set about expending, occasionally, a leisure hour, in noting some few reflections upon the subjects of inquiry. This I was the more willing to undertake, from the clearest conviction, that Theology unconnected with Morality, was a phantom which had seduced or frightened the world into its most terrible and exterminating evils. And that even Christianity, in which Morality, as it seems to have been particularly intended, strikingly predominates over 'Theology, has been the subject and occasion of the most cruel and murderous dissention:

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