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Plate XIII.

Vol.III. facing p. 203.

N.Blakey inv. & del

J. Justin fire.

In Men, we various ruling Passions find, In Women, two almost divide the Kind :Those only fix'd, they first or last obey, The Love of Pleasure, and the Love of Iway.

Char: of Women

THE

UNIVERSAL

PRAY E R.

DEO OPT. MAX.

THE

Univerfal Prayer.

DEO OPT. MAX.

FAT

'ATHER of All! in ev'ry Age,
In ev'ry Clime ador'd,

By Saint, by Savage, and by Sage,
Jehovah, Jove, or Lord!

Thou Great First Cause, least understood:
Who all my Senfe confin'd

To know but this, that Thou art Good,
And that myself am blind;

COMMENTARY.

Univerfal Prayer.] It may be proper to observe, that fome paffages in the preceding Essay, having been unjustly suspected of a tendency towards Fate and Naturalifm, the Author composed this Prayer as the fum of all, to fhew that his fyftem was founded in free-will, and terminated in piety: that the First Cause was as well the Lord and Governor of the Universe as the Creator of it; and that, by fubmiffion to his will, (the great principle inforced throughout the Essay) was not meant fuffering ourselves to be carried along by a blind determination, but refting in a religious acquiefcence, and

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