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THE

PORTRAIT

O F

OLD AG E.

Wherein is contained a

SACRED ANATOMY

BOTH OF

SOUL and BODY,

AND

A perfect Account of the Infirmities of
AGE incident to them Both.

BEING

A Paraphrafe upon the Six former Verfes
of the XIIth Chapter of Ecclefiaftes.

By JOHN SMITH, M.D.

Of the COLLEGE of PHYSICIANS.

The THIRD EDITION Corrected.

Nam pernicitas deferit, Confitus fum
Senectute, onuftum gero Corpus, vires

Reliquere; ut tas mala, merx eft ergo. Plautus.

LONDON:

Printed for E. WITHERS, at the Seven-Stars, be-
tween the two Temple-Gates, Fleet-Street. 1752.

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TO THE

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"Hofoever thou art, into whofe bands this paraphrafe may fall, know that the author of it is not near enough any Nobleman to put it into his bands; nor bath he face enough (as is the mode of this daring age) to call at a distance; but could be do both, yet know alfo, be would do neither; for he defireth not, that any thing, either of others, or his own, fhould be patronized beyond its own native worth; and is himself as willing, as any touchy-headed Decriers of anatomy and anatomifts, of all art and artists, that all the shame that is due to the ill managing of this good Subject, fhould return upon his own pate; and fuch is his allegiance to his king, that if he can but keep off their foul fingers from him, to which they are apt enough, be cares not how heavy they fall up

bimfelf: And on the other hand, if there be any thing herein contained, of true value, it will but fhine the brighter for the rubs and petulant endeavours of all conductitious detractors; who, being thrust out of some

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