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COLLECTION

OF

Miscellanies:

Consisting of
POEMS, ESSAYS, DIS-
COURSES & LETTERS,

Occasionally Written.

By JOHN NORRIS, Rector of Bemerton

::::. near Sarum.

Diram qui coniudit Hydran...
Notague Fatali portenta labore subegit,
Comperit Invidiam lupremo fine domari.

Hót. Epift. Lib. 2. Epist. i.

The Fifth Edition, carefully Revised; Cozrested,

and Improved by the Suthour:

LONDON:
Printed for Samuel Manship, at the ship against the

Royal Exchange in Cornbillz 1710.

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having by this Edition an Opportunity of Revising this Book, I should comply with it ; So neither can it, that when I did so, I should find many things in it, (being a Juvenile Composition) which my now Riper, and as I presume better Judgment, cannot so well Approve of. I have indeed found many things that were not as they should be ; Some as to Notion, fome as to Fact, and some o as to manner of Expresfror: » And accordingly what I have obsery'd of this kind, at least in the more confiderable Instances, I have endeavour'd to rectifie, leaving out what was Incorrigible, and making Some Improvements up and down as Occafion offered : And tho' I cannot say it is now so Correct as if it were the present Production of my Pen, yet I think it is

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