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ARGUMENT of the SECOND Book.
suggested by the conclusion of the former book. Peace among the nations recommended on the ground of their common fellowship in forrow. — Prodigies enumerated.—Sicilian earthquakes Man rendered obnoxious to these calamities by fin. - God the
agent in them. -The philosophy that stops at secondary causes, reproved. -Our own late miscarriages accounted for—Satirical notice taken of our trips to Fontainbleau- But the pulpit, not satire, the proper engine of reformation. — The Reverend Advertiser of engraved sermons. - Petit-maître parfon.—The good preacher. --Pięture of a theatrical clerical coxcomb.--Story-tellers and jefters in the pulpit reproved. -- Apostrophe to popular applause. — Retailers of ancient philosophy expoftulated with. — Sum of the whole matter. --- Effects of sacerdotal mismanagement 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 vast wilderness,
It does not feel for man; the nat'ral bond
Of brotherhood is sever'd as the flax
That falls asunder at the touch of fire.
He finds his fellow guilty of a skin
No: dear as freedom is, and in my heart's
Sure there is need of social intercourse, Benevolence, and peace, and mutual aid, Between the nations, in a world that seems To toll the death-bell of its own decease,