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Petite binc, Juvenesque fenesque, .
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ADVERTISEMENT. THE following treatise has been
Ayled by a celebrated critic, aureum libellum; as indeed it is one of the most valuable pieces of the moral kind, that have been transmitted to us from the antients. The subje&t upon which it turns, " comes home" (as Lord Bacon says of his own essays) « to every man's “ business and bojom:" and the noble principles it inculcates, are supported and inforced with all the advantage that elegance of genius can give to truth of sentiment. It was thought therefore, that an attempt to introduce it to the acquaintance of the English reader, in a manner not altogether unworthy of the original, would be no useless employment of the translator's leisure. To this end, be bas endeavoured to pursue the fame method in conveying the sense of his