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BY ALEXANDER POPE.
HENRY SAINT-JOHN, LORD BOLINGBROKE.
HAVING proposed to write some pieces on human life and manners, such as (to use my Lord Bacon's expression) come home to men's business and bosoms," I thought it more satisfuctory to begin with considering man in the abstract, his nature, and his state : since, to prove any moral duty, to enforce any moral precept, or to examine the perfection or imperfection of any creature whatsoever, it is