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S the VISIONS IN VERSE, and other

Pieces of the late Dr. Cotton, which have made their appearance, have given general fatisfaction, the Editor Alatters himself that the present volumes, some pieces in which have not yet been published, will be acceptable to the Public.

It may not be improper to observe, in regard to the SERMONS here offered, that as Mr, Boyle, Mr. Locke, Sir Isaac Newton, and Mr.

Addison,

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Addison, were firm believers in Christianity; that being laymen, and having no temporal interests relative to religion, their influence in the support of it has been extensive and effectual: So every fresh instance of a firm faith, in a mind far removed from all suspicion, will be aca ceptable to the lovers of Christianity.

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CONTENTS

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To-morrow
Allufion to Horace, Ode XVI. Book II.
Epitaph on Mr. Thomas Strong
Epitaph upon Miss Gee
Rebusses
Some hasty Rhymes on Sleep
Rebus on Miss James
A Song
A Sunday Hymn
Ode on the Messiah
Ode on the New Year
Epitaph on John Duke of Bridgwater
A Fable
Addreled to a young Lady

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RIDDLES

106-112

Pfalm X111.

XLII.
The Night Piece
To the Rev. James Hervey, on bis Meditations
Lines under a Sun Dial
To the Memory of the Rev. Samuel Clarke

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VISIONS IN VERSE

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FABLES.

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The Advantages of Application and Diligence in our

earlier Years, and the destructive Consequences of Pride and Cruelty.

FABLE I.

The Bee, the Ant, and the SPARROW.

My dears, 'tis faid in days of old,

Y dears,

, That beasts could talk, and birds could

scold.

But now it seems the human race
Alone engross the speaker's place.
Yet lately, if report be true,
(And much the tale relates to you)
There met a Sparrow, Ant, and Bee,
Which reason'd and convers’d as we.
Vol. I.

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