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THE

Moral Miscellany:

OR, A

COLLECTION

OF

SELECT PIECES,

In PROSE and VERSE.

FOR THE

INSTRUCTION and ENTERTAINMENT

of YOUTH.

The FOURTH EDITION, corrected and enlarged.

LONDON:

Printed for T. CADELL, in the Strand.

MDCC LXXIII.

Published by the fame Editor. 1. AN HISTORICAL MISCELLANY,

The Second Edition, Price : s.

II. THE POETICAL MISCELLANY: Consisting of Select Pieces from the Works

of the following Poets, viz.

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ADVERTISEMENT,

TH

HE Editor's principal design in this

MISCELLANY, was to collect from fome of the best modern writers such parts of their works, as seemed best adapted to form the minds of youth to .just and proper: sentiments on the most interesting subjects.. Such a collection, he imagined, would be very useful in schools, and not only fo, but peculiarly suited to such persons as cannot afford to purchase those works from which the collection is made.

To render it as entertaining as possible, and to convey instruction in the most agreeable manner, he has taken care to insert several Stories, Visions, and Allegories, which impress the imaginations, and fix the giddy. roving minds of youth more than any other species of composition. With the same view he has likewise inserted feveral pieces of Poetry, which he hopes will be acceptable to every class of readers.

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In a word, he can't help thinking that this collection may be of considerable service to form the minds of youth to knowledge and virtue, and likewife to give them fome notion of the beauty, strength, and elegance of our own language, which, though an important branch of education, is, in gene. ral, too much neglected.

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CONTENT S.

17

verts

ON
N the Omniscience and Omnipresence of the Deity,

together with the immenfity of his Works Page 1 Motives to Piety and Virtue, drawn from the Omniscience and Omnipresence of the Deity

5 Reflections on the Third Heaven

9 The present Life to be considered only as it may conduce to the Happiness of a future One

14 Or the Immortality of the Soul On the Animal World, and Scale of Beings.

21 Providence proved from Animal Instinct

25 The Atkeift inexcufable in endeavouring to make Cone

29 On Chear fulness

33 On the Advantages of a chearful Temper

37 On Cruelty to Brutes, with an Elegy on a BlackBird

41 A Parallel between Alexander and a Highway-Man 48 On Chastity

53 On Natural and fantastical Pleasures

57 The Observance of Sunday recommended. An Allegory 63 Religion and Superftition. A vision

65 On Lying

70 How far the Precept to love pur Enemies is practicable

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