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REFLECTIONS

ON

Several Subjects,

Suited to

The PRESENT TIMES:

Each Chapter beginning with a diverting Fable;
To which is added a Proper Moral :

with

Curious Observations from the Best Hiftories:

Done into English, from a French Manuscript,

By P. B. DU-BOIS.

Omne tulit punctum qui miscuit utile dulci,
Le&orem dele&tando pariterque monendo. Hor.

The Second Edition.

Printed for the Author,
And are to be Sold by Anth. Peisley, and Will

. Wells,
Booksellers in OXFORD 1723,

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The PR EF A C E.

Ables were so much

in Use, and had in F

such Efteein among the Ancients, that the

Wiseft and most Judicious of them, in whatever they either deliver'd, or publish'd, by Way of Advice, or Direction to Others, generally interspers’d such Choice Fables, as they thought would be most conducive to render themselves more intelligible; and to imprint in the Minds of their Hearers, or Readers, such lively Ideas, and convincing Notions, as are requifite thoroughly to ground Men in the Knowledge of Vir(42)

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