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TO WHICH IS PREFIXED
A L Ε Τ Τ Ε R Tο και
DR. ADAM SMITH.

The doctrine of Epicurus is ever ruinous to Society : !

It had it's rise when Greece was declining, and
perhaps hastened it's diffolution, as also that of
Rome; it is now propagated in France and Eng-
land, and seems likely to produce the same effect
in both. GRAY--MEMO IR S, P. 202.

OXFORD
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS, MIDCC LXX VHY'
SOLD BY D. PRINCE AND J. Cooke, OXFORD :
G, ROBINSON, J. F. AND C. RIVINGTON,

AND T, CADELL, LONDON.
141. m. 133,

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T ET no reader take offence,

I though the subjects debated in the following pages be of a ferious nature, if the ideas and images employed should sometimes border upon the ludicrous. The contest between Elijah and the votaries of Baal was a very serious one, and heaven itself interposed in it's decision. Yet, strong and pointed is the irony of the Prophet —“ Cry aloud, “ for he is a God; either he is “ talking, or he is pursuing, or "he is in a journey, or perad

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