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LETTERS, AND ESSAYS,

ON

VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

TO WHICH IS ANNEXED,

; AN
- ESSAY ON TRUTH:

CONTAINING
An Inquiry into its Nature and Importance ;

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. THE CAUSES OF ERROR,

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PART I.

Fundamental Principles.

DIALOGUES & LETTERS

BETWEEN

CRISPUS AND GAIUS.

DIALOGUE THE FIRST.

On the Peculiar turn of the Present Age.

URISPUS. Good morning, my dear Gaius: I am glad to see you. The world is busy in grasping wealth, in discussing politics, and in struggling for dominion; all trifles of a moment: let us retire from the tumultuous scene, and discourse on subjects of greater importance.

Gaius. I am glad, my dear Crispus, to find your mind exercised on such subjects. The present agitated state of the world is doubtless a great temptation to many to let go their hold of heavenly things, and to bend their chief attention to subjects which originate and terminate in the present life.

Crish. My mind of late has been much engaged on divine subjects. I find in them a source of solid satis-.. faction. Yet I must confess I feel as well a variety of difficulties which I should be happy to have remov

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