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F Man in the abstract,---That we can judge only

with regard to our own system, being ignorant

of the relations of systems and things, ver. 17, &c.

That Man is not to be deemed imperfect, but a Being

suited to his place and rank in the creation, agreea-

ble to the general Order of Things, and conformable

to Ends and Relations to himunknown, ver. 33 &c.

That it is partly upon his Ignorance of future events,

and partly upon the Hope of a future flate, that all
his Happiness in the present depends, ver. 77, &c.

The pride of aiming at more knowledge, and pretend-

ing to more Perfection, the cause of Man's errot
and misery. The impiety of putting himself in the
place of God, and judging of the fitness or unfitness,
perfection or imperfection, justice or injustice of his
dispensations,

ver. 113, &c.
The absurdity of conceiting himself

the final cause of the
freation, or expecting that perfection in the moral

world, which is not in the natural, ver. 137, &c.
Theunreasonableness of his complaints against Provi-

dence, while, on the one hand, he demands the Per-
fections of the Angels; and, on the other, the bodily
qualification of the Brutes; though to polless any of
the sensitive faculties in a higher degree, would ren-

der him miserable,
That throughout the whole visible word, an uni-

versal order and gradation in the sensual and
mental faculties is observed, which causes o sub-
ordination of creature to creature, and of all crea-
tures to Man. The gradation of sense, instinct,
thought, reflection, reason; that Reafon alone

countervails all the other faculties, ver. 207;
How much farther this order and subordination of

living creatures may extend, above and below us;
were any part of which broken, not that part only,
but the whole connected creation must be destroyed,

yer. 173, &c.

ver. 233.

The extravagance, madness and pride of such a de-
fire.

ver. 259
The consequence of all, the absolute fubmiffion due to
Providence, both as to our prefent and future state,

v. 281, &c. to the end.

EPISTLE II.

Of the Nature and State of Man, with respex

to Himself, as an Individual.

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Virtue and Vice joined in our mixed Natute; the

limits near, yet the things separate and evident :

What is the office of Reason, ver. 195, &c.
How odious Vice in itself, and bow we deceive out
selves into it,

ver. 217, &c.
That, however, the Ends of Providence and general

Good are answered in our Paffions and Imperfec-
tions,

ver. 219, &c.
How usefully these are distributed to all Orders of
Men,

ver. 241 &c.
How useful they are to Society, ver. 249,&c.
And to the Individuals,

ver. 263
In every state, and every age of life, ver. 271, &c.

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