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Written for the Univerfal Im-
provement of Mankind.

Diu multumque defideratum.

To which is added,
An ACCOUNT of a

BATTEL

BETWEEN THE

Antient and Modern BOOK'S
in St. James's Library.

Bafima eacabafa eanaa irraurifta, diarba da caeotaba
fobor camelanthi, Iren. Lib. 1. C. 18.

Juvatque novos decerpere fiores,
Infignemque meo capiti petere inde coronam,
Unde prius nulli velarunt tempora Mufa. Lucret.
The Fifth EDITION: With the Au-
thor's Apology and Explanatory Notes.
By W. W--tt--n, B. D. and others.

LOND ON: Printed for John Nutt, near
Stationers-Hall, MDCCX.

This West
Bromley

Treatifes wrote by the fame Author, most of them mentioned in the following Discourses; which will be speedily published.

Character of the prefent Set of Wits in this Island.

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A Panegyrical Effay upon the Number THREE.

A Differtation upon the principal Produ tions of Grub-street.

Lectures upon a Diffection of Human Na

ture.

A Panegyrick upon the World.

An Analytical Difcourfe upon Zeal, Hiftoritheo-phyfi-logically confidered. A general History of Ears.

A modeft Defence of the Proceedings of the Rabble in all Ages.

A Defcription of the Kingdom of Absurdities.

A Voyage into England, by a Perfon of Quality in Terra Australis incognita, tran flated from the Original.

A Critical Effay upon the Art of Canting, Philofophically, Phyfically, and Mufically confidered.

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AN

APOLOGY

For the, &c.

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F good and ill Nature equally operated upon Mankind, I might have faved my felf the Trouble of this Apology; for it is manifeft by the Reception the following Difcourfe hath met with, that those who approve it, are a great Majority among the Men of Taft; yet there have been two or three Treatifes written exprefly against it, befides many others that have flirted at it occafionally, without one Syllable having been ever publifhed in its Defence, or even Quotation to its Advantage, that I can remember, except by the Polite Author of a late Difcourfe be tween a Deift and a Socinian.

Therefore, fince the Book feems calculated to live at least as long as our Language, and our Taft admit no great Alterations, I am content to convey fome Apology along with it.

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The greatest Part of that Book was finished above thirteen Tears fince, 1696. which is eight Tears before it was published. The A 3 Author

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