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BY
ALEXANDER POPE, Esq.

Enlarged and Improved by the Author.
Together with his MS. Additions and Variations
as in the Last Edition of his Works.

With the NOTES of
KVILLIAM, Lord Bishop of GLOUCESTER.

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Walker woody

LONDON:
Printed for A. MILLAR, and J. and R. TONSON,
in the Strand.

M DCC LXIII."
[Pr. 15. 6 d.]

ADVERTISEMEN T.

BY

THE

EDITOR,

T

HEESSAYON MAN, to use the
Author's own Words, is a perfeat Sy-

stem of Ethics; in which Definition he included Religion: For he was far from that Opinion of the noble Writer of the Characteristics, that Morality could long support itself, or have even a real existence, without a reference to the Deity. Hence it is that the for Epistle regards Man with respect to the Lord and Governor of the universe; as the second with respect to bimself; the Third to Society; and the fourth, to happiness. Having therefore formed and finished his Elay in this View he was much mortified whenever he found it considered in any other ; or as a part and introduction only to a larger work. As appears from the conclusion of his second Dialogue, intitled M D.CC XXXVIII, where he makes his impertinent adviser say,

Alas! alas! pray end what you began,
And write next Winter, more Elays on Man,

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