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By the Author of the Whole DUTY OF MAN, &c.
The Eighth Impression.
Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain : but a Woman
O X FORD,
T is a popular reproach usually cast upon
Writers in Morality, and perswaders to Devotion, that while they with pompous words represent Virtue as a sufficient reward to her self
, and exhort to the contempt of Glory; they prefix their names to their labours, and make the Title-page a confutation of the Book that follows it.
Our Author has effectually averted-this objection, having been so far from seeking a name from others; as not to have left a possibility for the discoveryiof his own: but like the River Nilis , that gives fertility and blessing wheresoe're he passes, hides his head; and permits himself to be only known in the benefits which he dispenses.
By what methods the other most useful Works of this excellent Author have stoln themselves into the World, I am not enabled to relate; bút having been made a party to the Publication of this present, it may be expected that I render some account thereof. For although the curiosity of enquiring into that which is induftriously conceal'd, be lucb a rude.