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Β Ο Τ Η ΟΕ
Α Ν D
BE I N G
of the XIIth Chapter of Ecclefiaftes.
By JOHN S MIT H, M.D.
of the COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS.
The THIRD EDITION Corrected.
Nam pernicitas deferit, Confitus fum
R E ADER.
Hofoever thou art, into whose bands this paraphrase may fall,
know that the author of it is not near enough any Nobleman to put it into his hands; nor bath be face enough (as is the mode of this daring age) to call at a distance ; but could he do both, yet know also, be would do neither ; for be defreth not, that any thing, either of others, or his own, mould be patronized beyond its own native wortb; and is himself as willing, as any touchy-beaded Decriers of anatomy and anatomists, of all art and artists, that all the same that is due to the ill managing of this good Subje£t, should return upon his own pate; and such is. bis 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 beavy they fall upon himself : And on the other hand, if there be any thing herein contained, of true value, it will but shine the brighter for the rubs uud petulant endeavours of all conductitious detrators; who, being ihrust out of some