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L I F E, DE A T H,

A N D

IMMORTALITY.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

A PARAPHRASE ON PART OF THE

BOOK OF JOB.

SONT LACRYMAE RERUM, ET MENTUM MORTALIA TANGUNT.

VIRGI

CORRECTED BY THE AUTHOR'S LAST EDITION,

GLASGOW

PRINTED BY R. CHAPMAN AND A. DUNCAN,

FOR JAMES DUNCAN, BOOKSELLER,

MDCCLXXV.

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P R E F A C E.

AS

was

S the occasion of this poem was real, not

fictitious; fo the method pursued in it, 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 short 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 facts mentioned did naturally pour these moral reflections on the thought of the writer.

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