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There only minds like your's can do no harm.
ARGUMENT OF THE SECOND BOOK.
Reflections Suggested by the conclusion of the former book. Peace among the nations recon
commended, on the ground of their common
on fellowship in forrow.- Prodigies enumerated. Sicilian earthquakes.--Man rendered obnoxious to these calamities by fin.—God the agent in tbem.-The philoSophy that fops at secondary causes reproved.–Our own late miscarriages accounted for.-Satirical notice taken of our trips to Fontainbleau.—But the pulpit, not satirar the proper engine of reformation.-The Reverend Advercifer of engraved sermons.--Petit-maitre parfon.— The good preacher.---Pictures of a theatrical clerical coxcomb. -Story-tellers and jifters in the pulpit reproved.--ApoStropke to popular applause.—Retailers of ancient pbiloSopby expoftulated with.-Sum of the whole matter. Fffects of farcedotal mismanagemeni on the laity.—Their folly and extravagance. —The mischiefs of profufion.Profufion itself, with all its consequent evils, ascribed, as to its principal cause, to the want of discipline in the universities,
Oh for a lodge in some vaft wilderness,
T'enforce the wrong, for such a worthy cause