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HIS Book ’tis hoped will be found, on perusal, in
some measure to answer its title, as the religious, moral, and divine maxims therein contained are selected from a great number of authors, both ancient and modern, who were famed, in different ages of the world, for their wisdom and prudence.
The design is to crowd many select sentences into a small compass, and to convey truth in sententious and memorable paragraphs, that can be easily carried in the mind, and applied as helps in the discharge of the duties of life.
Reflections of this nature have been greatly favoured and encouraged by men of the most solid understanding and refined education. They have employed the pens of many eminent men, as greatly