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Wherein is contained a
Α Ν D
of the XIIth Chapter of Ecclefiaftes.
By JOHN SMITH, M.D.
Of the COLLEGE of PHYSICIANS.
The THIRD EDITION Corrected.
Nam pernicitas deferit, Confitus sum
TT/Hofoever thou art, into whose
bands this paraphrase may fall,
know that the author of it is not near enough any Nobleman to put it into his bands; nor bath be face enougb (as is the mode of this daring age) to call at a distance ; but could he do both, yet know also, be would do neither; for be deforeth not, that any thing, either of others, or his own, hould be patronized beyond its own native worlb ; and is bimself as willing, as any touchy-beaded Decriers of anatomy and anatomists, of all art and artists, that all the same that is due to the ill managing of this good Subjeet, Jould return upon his own pate ; and fuck is his allegiance to his king, that if he can but keep off their foul fingers from him, to which they are apt enough, be cares not how beavy they fall upon himself : And on the other hand, if there be any thing herein contained, of true value, it will but shine the brighter for the rubs and petulant endeavours of all conduetitious detrators; who, being thrust out of some