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HESE two Elays on Suicide and the Immortality of the Soul, though not published in any edition of his works, are generally attributed to the late ingenious Mr. Hume.

The well-known contempt of this eminent philofopher for the common convictions of mankind, raised an apprehension of the contents from the very title of these pieces. But the celebrity of the author's name renders them, notwithstanding, in some degree, objects of great curiosity.

Owing to this circumstance, a few copies have been clandestinely circulated, at a large price, for some time, but without any comment. The very mystery attending this mode of Selling them, made them more an object of request than they would otherwise have been.

The present publication comes abroad under no such restraint, and popeses very superior advantages. The Notes annexed are intended to expose the sophistry contained in the original Epays, and may show how little we have to fear from the adversaries of these great truths,

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