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New York:
FOWLER AND WELLS, PUBLISHERS,

NO. 389 BROADWAY

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1962,

By JOHN BURDELL,
in the Clerly's Office of the District Court for the South

ern District of New York

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Max is placed in the scale of creation at the head ef the anin.al kingdom, and endowed, firs with a meterial nature, in which he comes under laws common to the whole material world. He has also an organic nature, likewise an animal nature, an intellectual nature, and a moral nature.

Whoever breaks any of the laws which govern these natures, must be subject to the penalties annexed to them. The higher the nature, the greater the pen. ulty.

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Dr JOHNSON says, “ Health is so necessary to all the duties, as well as to all the pleasures of life, that the crime of squandering it is greater than the folly; and he that for a short gratification brings weakness and disease upon himself, and for the pleasure of a few years, condemns the maturer and more experienced part of his life to the chamber and the couch, may be justly reproached, not only as a spendthrift of his own happi. ness, but as the robber of the public,- ,-as a wretch that has voluntarily disqualified himself for the business of his station, and refused that part which Providence as. signs him in tne general task of human nature.”

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PREFACE.

The Discourses of Cornaro have been

great favorites with the reading public, ever since they first appeared ; and have

been translated into most foreign languages.

In this country, in especial, they have been

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