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CONTAINING
I. A Tale of a TUB: dern BOOKS in

Written for the uni- St. James's Library.
versal Improvement of III. A Discourse COR-
MANKIND.

cerning the MECHA
II. A BATTLE between NICAL OPERATION
the antient and mo- of the SPIRIT.

Diu multumque defideratum.

With the Author's APOLOGY,
And explanatory Notes, by W. W-tt--n, B. D.

and Others.

Basima eacabasa eanaa irraurista, diarba da caeotaba
fobor camelanchi. Iren. lib. 1. c. 18.

Juvatque novos decerpere flores,
Infignemque meo capiti petere inde coronam,
Unde prius nulli velärunt tempora Mula. Lucret.

EDINBURGH:
Printed for G. HAMILTON & J. BALFOUR, and L. HIUN.

TER, at Edinburgh; and A. STALKER, at Glasgow; and
Sold by them and other Booksellers.

M, DCC, LII.

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W T F good and ill Nature equally operated upon “ | Mankind, I might have saved myself the

1 Trouble of this Apology; for it is manifest, “ by the Reception the following Discourse hath met " with, that those who approve it, are a great Majo“rity among the Men of Taste: Yet there have **been two or three Treatises written expressly against ".it, besides many others that have flirted at it occa“ fionally, without one Syllable having been ever " published in its Defence, or even Quotation to its “ Advantage that I can remember, except by the « polite Author of a late Discourse between a Deift" and. a Socinian. . ..^ THEREFORE, since the Book seems calculated: “ to live at least as long as our Language and our

Taste admits no great Alterations, I am content to " convey fome Apology along with it. .“ The greatest Part of that.Book was finished a“bove thirteen Years since, 1696; which is eight « Years before it was published. The Author was “ then young, his Invention at the Height, and his " Reading fresh in his Head. By the Afiftance of “ some Thinking, and much. Conversation, he had < endeavoured to strip himself of as many real Pre

judices as he could: I say, real ones; because, un« der the Notion of Prejudices, he knew to what

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