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R A M B L E R.
In FOUR VOLUMES,
VOLUME THE SECOND
Nullias addictus jurare in verba magistri,
The SoxTH EDITION.
L O N D ON:
S. CROWDER and Co. T. CASLON;
NUMB. 54. SATURDAY, September 22, 1750.
Truditur dies die,
Tu fecanda marmora
Immemor ftruis domos.
To the RAMBLER. SIR, HAVE lately been called, from a mingled life
of bufiness and amufement, to attend the last hours of an old friend ; an office which has filled me, if not with melancholy, at least with ferious reflections, and turned my thoughts towards the contemplation of those subjects, which, though of the utmost importance, and of indubitable certainty, are generally fecluded from our regard, by the jollity of health, the hurry of employment, and even by the calmer diversions of study and speculation; or if they become accidental topicks of conversation and argument, yet rarely fink deep into the heart, but give occafion only to some fubtilties of reasoning, or elegancies of declamation, which are heard, applauded, and forgotten.
It is, indeed, not hard to conceive how a man accuftomed to extend his views through a long concatenation of causes and effects, to trace things from VOL. II. B