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In FOUR VOLUMES,
VOLUME THE SECOND.
Nullias addictus jurare in verba magiftri,
The SIXTH EDITION.
Printed for A. MILLAR, in the Strand;
J. RIVINGTON; J. NEWBERY; R. BALDWIN;
M DCC LXIII.
NUMB. 54. SATURDAY, September 22, 1750.
Truditur dies die,
Day preffes on the heels of day,
To the RAMBLER.
HAVE lately been called, from a mingled life of business and amufement, to attend the laft hours of an old friend; an office which has filled me, if not with melancholy, at leaft with ferious reflections, and turned my thoughts towards the contemplation of thofe fubjects, which, though of the utmost importance, and of indubitable certainty, are generally fecluded from our regard, by the jollity of health, the hurry of employment, and even by the calmer diverfions of ftudy and fpeculation; or if they become accidental topicks of converfation and argument, yet rarely fink deep into the heart, but give occafion only to fome fubtilties of reasoning, or elegancies of declamation, which are heard, applauded, and forgotten.
IT is, indeed, not hard to conceive how a man accustomed to extend his views through a long concatenation of caufes and effects, to trace things from VOL. II. B their