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OF
OLD A G E.

Wherein is contained a
SACRED ANATOMY

BOTH OF
SOUL and BODY,

Α Ν D
A perfect Account of the Infirmities of
Age incident to them Both."

BEING
A Paraphrase upon the Six former Verses

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
Senectute, onuftum gero Corpus, vires
Reliquere; ut Ætas mala, merx eft ergo. Plau'us.

LONDON:
Printed for E. WITHERS, at the Seven-Stars, be-
tween the two Temple-Gates, Fleet-Street. 1752.

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TO THE

READER.

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

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