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Royal Marriage King LEMUEL's Lesson

OF 1. CHASTITY,

9 [ 6. INDUSTRY, 2. TEMPERANCE, 7. FRUGALITY, 3. CHARITY,

< 8. RELIGION, 4. Justice,

9. MARRIAGE, 5. EDUCATION,

&c. Practically Paraphras'd;

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W I T H

Remarks, Moral and Religious, Virtues and Vices of Wedlock.

U PON THE

Regis ad Exemplum

1. Kings iii. 1; Solomon made Affinity with Pharaoh

King of Egypt; and took Pharaoh's Daughter, and brought her to the City of David

By Mr. DYK E’S: formerly of Queen's Col

lege, Oxon ; and Amanuensis to Sr. R. L'estrange.

L 0 C D 0 :
Printed for the Author ; And Sold by P. Meighan, at Grays-

Inn-Gate, Holborn; G. Strahan, at the Golden Ball in Corn-
hill; T. Meighan, over against Red-Lion-Court in Drury-
Lane ; J. Bonpick, at the Red-Lion in St. Paul's Church-
Tard; and C. King, in Westminster-Hall, 1722.

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TO THE

Most Incomparable Lady,

MADAM,

EDICATIONS of Books to Persons of great Merit are now-a-days deem'd

as necessary, as those of Temples in old Time were thought proper to the Deities, for Protection. The Ancients indeed us'd to deifie their tutelar Heroines, or worship their noble Heroes with the most pompous

Solemnities of Superstition and Idolatry; but our Moderns have humbler Views of Moa desty and good Faith in dedicating their Works, only to shew the extraordinary Regard, Esteem and Veneration, which inferior Writers ought to entertain for their generous Patrons. Beauty celebrated, Wisdom magnified, or Empire idoliz'd, as it was among the Heathen Gods and Goddesses, would not only discover the Fulsomeness of the Flattery, but at the same Time also both confute the Fiction, and nullifie the glozing Character or Canonization. But You, Madam, are none of those fashionable Ladies of modern Ambition, who desire to be vainly flattered into A 2

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